• Art for Whose Sake? Devotional

    Exodus 28

    Whether or not you agree that images have a place in our sanctuaries and church buildings, it is important to be aware of what is being communicated by the design of your church. The walls of our places of worship tell us much about what we believe is important to God and what we should esteem as well. Let us not be oblivious to how the art, or lack thereof, communicates things to us, especially in the setting of corporate worship. View Resource

  • Art for Whose Sake? Devotional

    Exodus 28

    Many believe the second commandment (Ex. 20:4–6) prohibits the use of all art in the sanctuary. However, the fact God commands the crafting of things like cherubim in the sanctuary (26:31) proves He does not forbid all artistry in the public setting. Take some time today to reflect on the use of art in your church building. What does the presence of things like stained glass and paintings, or lack thereof, communicate? View Resource

  • Special Garments for Aaron Devotional

    Exodus 28

    God was never meant to dwell permanently in a house but to dwell within His people. In becoming incarnate, in “tabernacling” among us as the Greek of John 1:14 may be translated, the eternal Son of God came to live in and among human beings. We should be grateful that our God took on our experience and sanctified it to anoint us as priests to Him forever (Rev. 5:8–10). That Jesus came among us assures us that He lives within us. View Resource

  • God’s Love of Beauty Devotional

    Exodus 28:2

    There are many ways to encourage the church to better reflect and appreciate divine beauty. Those who plan and lead worship can seek to add elements of beauty to corporate worship services. We can also encourage the Christian artists we know to create works of art for the sake of God’s glory. We can even seek to grow in our own artistic abilities where we have interests in the arts. God can use even amateurs to add beauty to His church. View Resource