February 15 – Aaron’s Breastplate, Jesus’ Ministry

February 15
Exodus 39:1-40:38
Mark 1:1-28
Psalm 35:1-16
Proverbs 9:11-12

Ceramic replica of the Breastplate of Aaron, by Dr. Avishai Teicher Pikiwiki Israel

Exodus 39:14 The names of the tribes of Israel were engraven over the heart of the High Priest. God says that He has graven our names on the palms of His hands (Isaiah 49:16).

Exodus 39:30 A religion that denies the inerrancy of the Bible and calls the sufficiency of Scripture a foolish doctrine has put the words “Holiness to the Lord” on each of their “temples.”

Interestingly the next time in the Bible the phrase “Holiness to the LORD is used” is in Isaiah 23:18, referring to the merchandise of Tyre will become spoil for those who dwell before the LORD.

Mark 1:12 – We read earlier in Matthew 3:7 that many of the Pharisees and Saducees came to investigate John the Baptist. Interestingly after Jesus is publicly acknowledged by John and by His Father, Jesus is immediately taken into the wilderness. We’ll notice that Jesus would not have fulfilled all of the Messianic prophecies at this time, so the Sanhedrin could charge Him with blasphemy if He claimed to be Who He was publicly, and attempt to execute Him prematurely. Thus we’ll see Jesus be very guarded about His identity, and interestingly starts His public ministry with 40 days of silence.

Mark 1:24-25 – As we were saying, Jesus is telling the demons not to share Who He is.

Mark 1:28 – Galilee. TGC shares 7 Differences between Galilee and Judea in the Time of Jesus

Psalm 35:10 – Remember our previous discussion of anthropomorphism? Here’s a great example: “All my bones shall say”

Proverbs 9:11 – How can you have long life? Read Exodus 20:12, Deuteronomy 4:40, 5:16, 5:33, 6:2, 11:9, 11:21, 22:7, 25:15, 32:47; I Kings 3:14, Proverbs 3:2, 3:16, 4:10, 9:11, 10:27, 28:16, and Ephesians 6:3

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