‘Make sacred garments for your brother Aaron to give him dignity and honour …
Take two onyx stones and engrave on them the names of the sons of Israel.’
The high priest was to reflect the glory and beauty of God, along with his holiness: those three qualities belong together. Aaron was also to bear the names of the twelve clans before the Lord on onyx stones set in gold on his shoulders, as a memorial.
Our high priest bears the names of his people before the Father as he intercedes for us.
Daily Reading: Exodus 16