Exodus 39:22-31

22 Then he made the robe of the ephod of woven work, all of [o]blue; 23 and the opening of the robe was at the top in the center, as the opening of a coat of mail, with a binding all around its opening, so that it would not be torn. 24 They made pomegranates of [p]blue and purple and scarlet material and twisted linen on the hem of the robe. 25 They also made bells of pure gold, and put the bells between the pomegranates all around on the hem of the [q]robe, 26 [r]alternating a bell and a pomegranate all around on the hem of the robe for the service, just as the Lord had commanded Moses.

27 They made the tunics of finely woven linen for Aaron and his sons, 28 and the turban of fine linen, and the decorated [s]caps of fine linen, and the linen breeches of fine twisted linen, 29 and the sash of fine twisted linen, and [t]blue and purple and scarlet material, the work of the [u]weaver, just as the Lord had commanded Moses.

30 They made the plate of the holy crown of pure gold, and [v]inscribed it like the engravings of a signet, “Holy to the Lord.” 31 They [w]fastened a [x]blue cord to it, to [y]fasten it on the turban above, just as the Lord had commanded Moses.

Everything they did was “as the Lord had commanded…” There was to be no deviation here, no improvising, no shortcuts. God had commanded everything exactly as it was to be done, and so it was. God isn’t always so precise in His commands, but He IS exacting when it comes to holiness and purity. No blemish can come before Him, which is why we are wholly unqualified to enter fellowship with our Creator apart from the sacrifice of Christ that paid for our sins once and for all.

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