Preparing for Worship: Why the Bell?

Bells...a golden bell...around the hem of the robe. And it shall be on Aaron when he ministers and its should shall be heard when he goes into the Holy place before the Lord, and when he comes out, so that he does not die. Exodus 28: 34, 35 (selected) So why the bell?

Obviously God did not need to be notified when Aaron or other priests were coming into the tabernacle.

Really it was about the details of the garment...the preparation to enter into the Holy Place.

God gave specific instructions on construction of the priestly garment, even down to the placement of bells around the hem. It is in the detail of the construction that God begins to show the steps in how the priests should prepare themselves for worship.

We are not bound by the same law or instructions as the people of Exodus but we can see from these scriptures how much God wants His people to be intentional about entering a place of worship. God thought it so important that people prepare to enter into the Holy Place that He said: so that he does not die

Weekend worship gatherings are only a few hours away are we thinking about preparing for worship?

Does our preparation for worship begin when we walk through the doors of the worship center? Is that too late?

In the few hours that remain pay attention to your preparation, begin to quiet your heart in preparation for hearing the voice of the Lord.