Those who served at the tabernacle were to be as ornately dressed as the tabernacle itself. It is a special thing to serve God for the sake of your people, and to represent him to your people. This aspect of spiritual leadership is seen in the ephod, with a precious stone representing each tribe of Israel. The high priest’s turban had a band across the forehead with the words “holy to the LORD” engraved on it. As the high priest represented the whole nation, this was probably also a way of God claiming ownership of his people.
LORD, may we take service in your name seriously, and honor those who serve among us in your name.