Putting on Truth and Honesty – Myles Munroe

February 12
Let us look again at how Aaron was to enter God’s holy place, as described in Leviticus: He is to put on the sacred linen tunic, with linen undergarments next to his body; he is to tie the linen sash around him and put on the linen turban. These are sacred garments; so he must bathe himself with water before he puts them on.(Leviticus 16:4) In the analogy of the armor of God, the linen sash corresponds to the “belt of truth”: “Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth [“with the belt of truth buckled around your waist” NIV]” (Ephesians 6:14 KJV). The sash covers the secret areas of your life. David said, “Surely you desire truth in the inner parts; you teach me wisdom in the inmost place” (Psalm 51:6). The third preparation for entering God’s presence, therefore, is to practice truth and honesty.
Do we fear the Lord, desiring to be people of truth? We are to gird ourselves with the sash of truth by being transparent and clean before the Lord. Is this your desire? The high priest had to come before God in truth and purity, and as His “royal priesthood” (1 Peter 2:9), we are to come before Him in the same way. “Who may ascend the hill of the LORD? Who may stand in his holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart” (Psalm 24:3–4). We can be pure before God by turning from our sinful ways, receiving forgiveness through Christ, and walking in the Spirit. (See Romans 8:3–4.)
Prayer:
Father, I desire a heart of honesty. I will put on Your Word as the belt of truth. Help me to walk always in that truth, through Your Spirit. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Thought: Be transparent and clean before the Lord.
Reading: Leviticus 13; Matthew 26:26–50
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