Pastor Tim Romero
Exodus 30:20–21 (ESV): "20 When they go into the tent of meeting, or when they come near the altar to minister, to burn a food offering to the Lord, they shall wash with water, so that they may not die. 21 They shall wash their hands and their feet, so that they may not die. It shall be a statute forever to them, even to him and to his offspring throughout their generations."
Sin will always separate us from God. We should wash before we enter His house by way of repentance, not as a means of forgiveness but to restore fellowship with God.
The seventh and final piece of furniture to be placed in the Tabernacle was the basin of bronze. It would be made of pure brass, probably circular in shape. Aaron and the priests were to wash their hands and feet in it lest they die. The hands and feet represent our daily walk and what we are holding on to in life. God wants our walk to be pure and our hands to be freed and thus they are to be washed in the basin with water. The basin represents Jesus who is our means of washing. The water represents the written word of God (Jn 15:3; Eph 5:26; Heb 10:22).
If we want to be clean before the Lord we must let Jesus cleanse us of our sin and we must let the water of the Word renew us to a steadfast state. We don't need to be saved again every time we sin but we do need to be washed. If we confess our sin God is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness (1 Jn 1:9). Be washed today, Christian. Don't come to God's house without washing. He is as holy as He has ever been and He has given you a means of being forgiven and restored. Come to Jesus today, let His Word wash over you and transform your heart.
Father, we thank You for the washing away of our sins and for the restoration of fellowship through the Word that became flesh. Remind us to wash through repentance and allow Your Word to transform what our hands do and where our feet go. We confess and turn to You today. Thank You for washing us even now we pray in Jesus name amen.