Ezekiel 42

Vs. 13, “Then he said to me, “The north and south rooms facing the temple courtyard are the priests’ rooms, where the priests who approach the Lord will eat the most holy offerings. There they will put the most holy offerings—the grain offerings, the sin offerings and the guilt offerings—for the place is holy.”  The Angel continues his grand tour as they look at more and more measurements.  This time we zero in on the rooms for the Priests.  There were two identical sides that housed the rooms for purposes of eating and changing of clothes.  Sounds boring, but there was definite purposes behind them.  This is where they would eat the certain foods of the sacrifice and it was to be a holy (set apart) function.  The changing rooms were used for the priests to change from their priestly garments back to regular clothing.

Regarding application…Being Humble.  Vs. 14, “Once the priests enter the holy precincts, they are not to go into the outer court until they leave behind the garments in which they minister, for these are holy. They are to put on other clothes before they go near the places that are for the people.”  Perhaps you’ve heard the saying, “Be humble, or you’ll stumble.”  In this situation, we can look none other to the example of Jesus.  As the Christmas season nears, we are reminded Jesus came as a humble baby.  Jesus could have come in his glorious transfigured self already a man, but instead, he humbled himself.  The taking off of the priestly garments and going amongst the people is a application that we too must be ready to mingle among others.  What can you do this week to be humble and share the love of Christ?  Perhaps invite a friend to church, call a loved one, give to the needy…pray that God would humble us to love others!