Exodus 39

“From the blue and purple and scarlet yarns they made finely woven garments, for ministering in the Holy Place. They made the holy garments for Aaron, as the LORD had commanded Moses” (v1).  Aaron, as the high priest, wore a highly decorated, colorful robe embroidered with gold thread, and he wore a breastplate covered “twelve stones with their names according to the names of the sons of Israel” (v14).  The high priest’s brilliant clothing symbolized his important role: representing the Israelites to God in worship.

Aaron’s role was a shadow and foretaste of Jesus, the “High Priest of our confession” (Heb 3).  When we trust in Him, He forgives us and takes us into the Father’s presence (Heb 4).