We have talked about the fact that what took place in the visible and natural realm in the Old Testament, takes place in the invisible spiritual realm in the New. There are many examples of this in the 2 Exodus chapters we are reading today, chapters 28 & 29.
Lets look at one of them. Ch 28:2 says…
2 And you shall make holy garments for Aaron your brother, for glory and for beauty.
Moses was to make holy clothes for Aaron as the one chosen with his sons to minister to God as the priests ( v.1). These were literal clothes that are described in the rest of the chapter and their purpose was for glory and beauty.
These clothes foreshadowed the garments of the New Covenant that we get to wear. These are not physical clothes yet they are far more significant in their glory and beauty.
The book of Colossians speaks of this clothing. It tells us where it is and where it comes from, Colossians 1:27:
27 ….Christ in you, the hope of glory.
Just as physical garments brought an outer glory to Aaron, now something, someone within us brings glory to our lives that works it’s way from the inside out. Our glory now comes from Christ who lives in us and radiates His glory through us.
This brings beauty to our life, in the form of clothes we put on. Paul goes into what those are in more detail later in Colossians, Ch.3:12-13:
12 Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; 13 bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do.
Just as we put on clothes in the morning, as God’s holy and beloved we are to put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering etc. As God’s children these are our new clothes. They reflect who we really are and bring God’s glory and beauty to our life.
Like Aaron’s glorious beautiful clothes, these are our new glorious beautiful clothes.