Today's Scripture: "Also you shall make its pans to receive its ashes, and its shovels and its basins and its forks and its firepans; you shall make all its utensils of bronze." Ex 27:3
5821. Cleanliness is not next to godliness, but requisite. JG
A baseball manager is responsible for assigning his players certain batting positions. The first few batters are good hitters and called the "top" of the lineup. The fourth batter is called, "clean-up" and hopefully can bring home himself and any of the first three batters who might be on base. By design, the cleanup batter is one who has a history of hitting home runs. It's important to score early if possible to gain momentum over the other team who will try to do the same thing.
The tabernacle was not a ball park nor the priests ball players. There is, however, a close analogy in the role of the cleanup batter and the mechanism for preparing the altar for another sacrifice. I am thankful for those who serve in a menial fashion to do the things necessary for worship. I also am reminded of the need to confess my sin and seek forgiveness before entering His presence. It also makes me wonder how many times I've preached, taught, worshiped and prayed and was not clean. Seems to me that worship should begin that way or not start at all.
Forgive me, God, for being so busy serving You, I ignore holiness.
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