KEY SCRIPTURE: Exodus 28:2 ” And thou shalt make holy garments for Aaron thy brother for glory and for beauty.”
The Lord commanded Moses to make a special garment for the high priest. It was a holy garment. From our key scripture it was for beauty and glory. Glory and beauty are synonymous. This means they could be used interchangeably. Glory is magnificence, beauty and power, and beauty manifests all these. Without holiness a man is without magnificence, power and beauty. This is the reason holy men are such a great threat to devils. They can’t simply stand their presence. Remember, holiness is purity, absence of evil, perfect light, perfect love and perfect justice.
The Lord exhorts his saints to worship God in the beauty of Holiness. Psalms 96:9 “O worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness: fear before him, all the earth”. True beauty is not that outwardly but the beauty produced by holiness. When apostle Peter was advising wives about the best way to decorate themselves, he advised them to seek the beauty of the inner man.1 Peter 3:3-4 ” Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel;
But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.”
Most woman and specifically wives spend so much money to decorate the outward man. Many of such people are filled with hurts, quarrels, pride producing homes that “burn with fires” of confusion. Apostle Peter says let your focus be wearing the garment of holiness. This is what he calls an ornament of a meek and quiet spirit which in the sight of God is of a very great price. How glorious and beautiful our homes would be, if husbands and wives will put on this garment of holiness. A meek and quiet spirit would not strive or hold grudges. Husbands will not have girlfriends outside the marital home. Wives will also not be unfaithful. Financial problems in the home will not attract ‘guns and weapons’ but in submission to each other workable ways would be sort to ease the heat generated by absence of money.
Holy men and women always exude or radiate an aura of beauty and glory. I am not talking about pretenders, but genuinely holy men or women carry true beauty.
The presence of the Holy Spirit in me, makes me holy. I take advantage of that and walk a life of practical holiness. I carry the beauty of the Lord so His glory and power are seen in me.
Psalms 29:2 ” Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name; worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness.”
Psalms 93:5 ” Thy testimonies are very sure: holiness becometh thine house, O LORD, forever.”