WORDS OF GOLD

From: Exodus 28:36–38

Sitting high above a luxurious robe of blue, scarlet, purple, and gold; above the breastplate of 12 precious stones; and attached with blue ribbon to the high priest’s white turban; is a wide medallion hammered from purest gold with these words engraved:

     “holy to the Lord (Exodus 28:36, niv)

The words face out for all to see, telling everyone that this man is set apart for God. These words are brought before the very presence of God Himself as the high priest humbly brings his sacrifices into the temple’s inner sanctuary—the Holy of Holies.

Fixed upon the priest’s forehead, the words gleam with the glory of God. Like the man who wears them, the words themselves are special. They are set apart, worthy of notice, written for a higher purpose. These golden words demand respect, written on behalf of a holy God to call His people to holiness.

As writers who belong to the Lord, do our words have a special purpose? Do those who read them sense a difference? What will our words say about us?

Whatever we write, may our words also stand out, gleaming with the holiness of God, to whom we belong.



"But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: 'Be holy, because I am holy' " (1 Peter 1:15-16, TNIV).

From my blog: Write Down These Words, devotionals for Christian writers. 

June 10, 2014

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