And they shall make the ephod of gold, of blue, and of purple, of scarlet, and fine twined linen, with cunning work. Exodus 28:6
The artistically woven waistband that is on the ephod must be of one piece, according to the same workmanship of gold, of blue, purple, and scarlet yarn, and of finely spun linen. Exodus 28:8
And the curious girdle of his ephod, that was upon it, was of the same, according to the work thereof; of gold, blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen; as the LORD commanded Moses. Exodus 39:5
to twist, be twisted
to twist together several threads
to twist a thread from right to left or backhanded
God gave Moses explicit instructions for His sanctuary in Exodus 26, 27, and 28, to include the curtains, the walls, the garments for the priests. The above Scriptures are just a tiny segment of the garment instructions for Aaron and the other priests. Exodus 39 and other chapters in the latter part of Exodus continue to reiterate God’s instructions as Bezaleel and Aholiab worked on the tabernacle for God.
Then wrought Bezaleel and Aholiab, and every wise hearted man, in whom the LORD put wisdom and understanding to know how to work all manner of work for the service of the sanctuary, according to all that the LORD had commanded. And Moses called Bezaleel and Aholiab, and every wise hearted man, in whose heart the LORD had put wisdom, even every one whose heart stirred him up to come unto the work to do it:… Exodus 31:1-2
And Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, made all that the LORD commanded Moses. And with him was Aholiab, son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan, an engraver, and a cunning workman, and an embroiderer in blue, and in purple, and in scarlet, and fine linen. Exodus 38:22-23
God used His best and gave instructions as to the way He wanted things done. His best obeyed and were willing to do things just the way God wanted them done. We each are God’s best for we are His creations. We all need to be obedient to His call upon our lives.
Father God, You guide us and tell us the ways You want us to go. I know we follow our own desires and sometimes do things against Your will. I am sorry, Father, when I am disobedient. I want to walk in Your will and be guided by You. I want to be twisted as fine linen into the threads You will weave as my life. I want to know that You are in control and that I am not. As You weave, I am the warp and You take this finely God-spun weft to weave my life. The shuttle goes back and forth through the warp by Your hands. Oh, God, You are my LORD and You are truly my whole desire. You are my All and my Every. I love You and want You to be my sole Spinner and Weaver. I do not want to try to weave my own life, nor spin the yarns that make up my life. May I walk in obedience to You. Praying in the Name of Jesus. Amen.
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