“You shall also make a plate of pure gold and engrave on it . . . . HOLINESS TO THE LORD.  So it shall be on Aaron’s forehead that Aaron may bear the iniquity of the holy things which the children of Israel hallow in all their holy gifts, and it shall always be on his forehead, that they may be accepted before the Lord.”  Esodus 28:36,38

When my daughter does her best – an act of kindness, writing, art work – it is cause for celebration. Joy. Then is not the time to correct her mistakes or urge her to do more.

Jesus, thank You for taking me the way I am and making me holy before You.  Here’s a simple poem . . .

Bearing Iniquity

Could You have really planned
for me to be holy?
My best attempts are tainted
a far cry away,

but You send Yourself
all Holiness before me,
and what I can’t attain to
You bear along the way.


  1. Cool thought.

  2. God bless you! 🙂 Not sure I capture, what captures me in the scripture, but I love spending the time with Him, trying.

  3. That is a great thought. Sometimes I get focused on myself and my failures, when I need to stay focused on Him. Thanks Deb!

  4. I love that we are accepted, wherever we are at. 🙂 God bless you!

  5. I am enjoying reading your blog. I like how you take things from the Old Testament with its beautiful imagery and reveal the heart of those things in your poems. I also like reading how you apply it in your life. It always touches my heart when love shines.

  6. I’m so glad you are enjoying it. It is a blessing for me to do it!!! I like to go through a whole book of the bible at a time, and Exodus has been a long one! ha! Next, I’ll go back to the New Testament. Sometimes I get nervous, that I just won’t know what to write, or will misrepresent Him . . .but He keeps me going. Lots of grace!!! 🙂

  7. Going through a whole book at a time…that is a great way. I do that sometimes. I really admire your willingness to take the books from the Old Testament on. Wow, 28 down, and not too many to go. I have studied Exodus a little, but I can’t remember if I made it all the way through. I have a link to a commentary written by a man who lived back in the 1800’s. He is incredible…sees grace everywhere. His name is Charles Henry Mackintosh. Here is the link if you would like to read a little:

  8. Praise has so much more power then blame 🙂

  9. Thank you so much . . .I will check that out! You have the best links and info! 🙂

  10. Right you are! 🙂 Thanks Jessie, always!

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