Exodus 30:25-29 And you shall make of these a sacred anointing oil blended as by the perfumer; it shall be a holy anointing oil. 26 With it you shall anoint the tent of meeting and the ark of the testimony, 27 and the table and all its utensils, and the lampstand and its utensils, and the altar of incense, 28 and the altar of burnt offering with all its utensils and the basin and its stand. 29 You shall consecrate them, that they may be most holy. Whatever touches them will become holy.
God is giving Moses directions on the building of the tabernacle and preparing the items used in the tabernacle and anointing the priests that would be serving in the tabernacle. All of the items that would be in the tabernacle were to be anointed, that they would be most holy. Holy, set apart and in this case set apart for the Lord.
Notice the part I highlighted, whatever touches them will become holy. The tabernacle was holy and set apart for God, for God to come and meet his people there. All in there would be holy.
We are to treat the things of God as holy. Treat His Word as holy, the Torah Scroll as holy, the talits, (prayer shawls), our Bibles as Holy. Yes, we are to even treat others as holy, for we are holy and set apart for God.
As I was praying, and thinking about what my verse of the day would be, this section jumped out pretty fast, but then how to apply it to us today came a little bit slower. I was going to write we need to take care of our bibles and treat them as holy, as set apart for it is God’s Word in it, and yes, we still need to do that.
But as I watch people read God’s word, and this is people of all ages now a days, I see most people using the bible app on a cell phone, or tablet of some sort. I use my cell phone and tablet a lot these days, and as I was thinking about that this came to mind.
What else do we have in our cell phone or tablets? Good question and please think about that. What else do you have in your cell phone or tablet as far as apps go?
It can go along with this; what else do we allow in our lives as we walk with God? We are in the world, but not of the world. We are in the world, but do we do everything that all in the world do? I hope not. Maybe it is time to think of our cell phones in the same way for they are part of us; at least for those of us who use them.
Some of you may not agree with what I am going to say, but I have a feeling that our phones can be a picture of who we are. I like sports, so you will see sports apps on my phone. I read the news on my phone. I love my grandkids and those around me, so you will see pictures on my phone.
But most of all, you will see the bible on my phone, and in my kindle app you will see devotionals, commentaries, and various bibles.
I hope you can grasp this. Set your phone apart for the Lord, as you set yourself apart for the Lord. If we were to look at your phone, what would it tell us about you?