“Minister to Me”

1st JUNE 2022

Christ for Youth International

And you shall speak to all the wisehearted, whom I have filled with the spirit of wisdom, that they make Aaron’s garments to consecrate him so that he may minister to Me in the priest’s office. And these are the garments which they shall make: a breastplate, and an ephod, and a robe, and an embroidered coat, a miter, and a girdle. And they shall make holy garments for Aaron your brother, and his sons, so that he may minister to Me in the priest’s office. Exodus 28:3–4 AFV

In the Old Testament, a priest is someone who represented the people to God, and God to the people. However, beyond this representation, a priest was one who lived a consecrated [prescribed lifestyle by God] life. This set the priest apart for the work he had been called to do — a life of service to God on behalf of the people. In order to provide a visual representation of this glorious consecration, the priests of the Old Testament wore special clothing. The Spirit of the Lord inspired the design and creation of this clothing by imparting wisdom to the craftsmen who were chosen to make them.

We are called to be priests, and this calling sets us apart from the people of this world. As we walk in this calling, God clothes us in His glory and splendour. This glory is not meant for our benefit, but is the result of our calling to minister unto God. As we serve with our gifts, talents and skills, our lives become more glorified.

Just as God endowed skilled craftsmen with wisdom to fashion the clothing of the priests of old, God endows us with wise people who will fashion our lives with good counsel and sound judgement. By listening to them and acting on their words of wisdom, the glory of God in our lives becomes more apparent for all to see. May we purpose in our hearts to act on the counsel of the wise people God has placed in our lives, so we may see more of His glory.

Heavenly Father, thank You for choosing me for Your glory and setting me apart as Your priest. I open my heart to Your Spirit, that You will cleanse me of anything that can adulterate the ministration I offer You with my life, in Jesus’ name, Amen.

Further Reading: 1 Corinthians 12:7–11

Bible In One Year: Psalms [57–60]

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Daily devotional of Christ for Youth International (CYI)