Keep in step

This picture of our daughter was posted on her salon website for years. During the ten years she worked as a hair stylist, she helped me with various oils and concotions for my hair to make it more manageable and ultimately more beautiful. The priesthood of the Old Testament had a specific recipe for the annointing oil used to consecrate themselves when engaged in service to God. In the New Testament, we also as believers in the Lord Jesus Christ have been annointed with oil (the Holy Spirit) so that our lives will be an aroma pleasing to God. When we keep in step with the Spirit, our lives serve Him. – Teresa 

Exodus 30:22-33 (ESV)

22 The Lord said to Moses, 23 “Take the finest spices: of liquid myrrh 500 shekels, and of sweet-smelling cinnamon half as much, that is, 250, and 250 of aromatic cane, 24 and 500 of cassia, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, and a hin[d] of olive oil. 25 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. 30 You shall anoint Aaron and his sons, and consecrate them, that they may serve me as priests. 31 And you shall say to the people of Israel, ‘This shall be my holy anointing oil throughout your generations. 32 It shall not be poured on the body of an ordinary person, and you shall make no other like it in composition. It is holy, and it shall be holy to you. 33 Whoever compounds any like it or whoever puts any of it on an outsider shall be cut off from his people.’”

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