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BLESSED HOLY THINGS?

THURSDAY, MARCH 28
Exodus 40:1-15
Ephesians 4:22-24

 

“… the temple of God is holy,
which temple ye are.”

 

BLESSED HOLY THINGS?


It would be the second year from the time they left Egypt when the individual parts of the Tabernacle were completed. The workers had brought their finished work to Moses. After his careful inspection, Moses was instructed by the LORD to now put the various items of the Tabernacle in their respective places. While doing so, Moses was told, “And thou shalt anoint the altar of the burnt offering, and all his vessels, and sanctify the altar: and it shall be an altar most holy. And thou shalt anoint the laver and his foot, and sanctify it. And thou shalt bring Aaron and his sons unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, and wash them with water. And thou shalt put upon Aaron the holy garments, and anoint him, and sanctify him; that he may minister unto me in the priest’s office” (Exod 40:10-13).


Only the Tabernacle and its items were made untouchable after Moses anointed them and God accepted the Tabernacle. There are no holy things per se today. Some Christians today believe in asking the Pastor to bless or anoint their properties, shops, and personal items. They think that the act will bring protection or blessings to them when they use them. Some believe the act will make something holy and hence ward away evil. This is pure superstition. In fact, some may secretly, without admitting, have such superstitious trust in crosses (worn or hung at home), a special pen for exams that “always helps me do well”, a “lucky” shirt or dress, some “picture of Jesus” that will ward off evil in your home, or a cross on the car dashboard for “safe journeys.” God does not give instructions to bless anything, neither does any religious leader have the power to bless items and make them holy. The only thing we must make holy is ourselves – “Be ye holy; for I am holy” (1 Pet 1:16).


THOUGHT: Am I superstitiously trusting in some “holy” item?
PRAYER: LORD, teach me to trust in Thee, not some “blessed” item.