“And in the breast piece of judgment you shall put the Urim and the Thummim, and they shall be on Aaron’s heart, when he goes in before the LORD. Thus Aaron shall bear the judgment of the people of Israel on his heart before the LORD regularly.” Exodus 28:30
As priest for the whole nation of Israel, Aaron acquired the responsibility of seeking God’s will in making decisions. Can you imagine such a very crucial and fatal job? Yet, God Almighty designated him so that the Israelites would learn to depend on God for guidance in making decisions for their lives.
The Lord commanded Moses to put the Urim and the Thummim on Aaron’s breastpiece. Those two stones were the means for drawing lots in seeking the Lord’s will for important matters. Those two stones symbolized the role of divine intervention in our everyday living. Human intervention on this instance, when erred, would cause catastrophic consequences. As for the Urim and the Thummim being placed upon Aaron’s chest, the Lord was telling His people to always have a clean and pure heart when seeking His guidance and direction.
Our daily lives are made up of small and big decisions we make, and each choice could lead us to different outcomes, bad or good, it depends. Our hearts, therefore, must be connected to the Lord and His words so that we would always be able to understand His leading. Our hearts are deceitful above all things and beyond cure, the Bible says, so we must guard our hearts and lay them down before the Lord in humble submission. When our hearts are not in their proper conditions, the choices we make would lead us wrongly.
How can we keep our hearts pure? By living according to God’s words.