Friday, August 29, 2008

Profession and Practice

“A bell and a pomegranate, a bell and a pomegranate.” Exodus 39:26

There is a very interesting detail described here about the wardrobe of the High Priest. Around the hem of the robe, there had to be alternately applied tiny golden bells and a small artistic pomegranates. This was by commandment of God; He designed every detail of the Priest’s garments and His design was expected to be followed exactly before the Priest could enter into His presence for worship.

In the exercise of Priest's holy worship in the tabernacle, the bells were heard and the fruit was seen. So it is today. True believers (priests) must be marked by these two evidences – Testimony and Fruitfulness!

The pomegranate’s secret
is that it is full of seed.
So each saint has much potential
to meet another’s need;

The bell is, oh, so simple,
it has but one clear sound.
But it keeps on ringing, ringing,
to everyone around!

Things New and Old, (Fresh & Familiar)