1 “Then bring near to yourself Aaron your brother, and his sons with him, from among the sons of Israel, to minister as priest to Me–Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar, Aaron’s sons. 2 “You shall make holy garments for Aaron your brother, for glory and for beauty. 3 “You shall speak to all the skillful persons whom I have endowed with the spirit of wisdom, that they make Aaron’s garments to consecrate him, that he may minister as priest to Me. 4 “These are the garments which they shall make: a 1breastpiece and an ephod and a robe and a tunic of checkered work, a turban and a sash, and they shall make holy garments for Aaron your brother and his sons, that he may minister as priest to Me. 5 “They shall take the gold and the blue and the purple and the scarlet material and the fine linen.
When Aaron came before God, he was to wear fine clothing, for ‘glory and beauty’. What does that mean to us? Does it mean we have to wear gold and scarlet and fine linen? Not necessarily. The women of Israel took it too far, and God used the prophets to tell them that all their fine garments and jewelry were as rags, because their hearts were not right. What it does mean, is that God expects us to honor Him in the way we dress. He doesn’t want us to be slobs when it comes to worshiping Him. However, the condition of your heart is still always more important to Him than your clothes.