“So Aaron shall bear the names of the sons of Israel on the breastplate of judgment over his heart, when he goes into the holy place, as a memorial before the LORD continually.
“And you shall put in the breastplate of judgment the Urim and the Thummim, and they shall be over Aaron’s heart when he goes in before the LORD. So Aaron shall bear the judgment of the children of Israel over his heart before the LORD continually.
We are living in a culture where the first reaction of the vast majority of human hearts, is to judge.
You and I, however, are called to live out the culture of the Kingdom. So, where does judgement sit in that culture?
Matthew 7:1-2 “Judge not, that you be not judged. “For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you.
In secular culture Judgement is spoken or written.
Can I suggest that in the Kingdom judgement is not spoken or written, rather it is worn on our hearts as the breastplate of righteousness.
The word picture for judgement, in the context of the breastplate, is: God an all consuming fire, speaking concealed truth and potential good.
The word picture for Urim, in the context of the breastplate, is: insufficiency giving rise to expectation in the right hand of power, the connecting force between heaven and earth and the hand on the staff.
The word picture for Thummim, in the context of the breastplate, is: ratify covenant with the womb of God, the right hand of power, the hand on the staff.
Hence, this breastplate containing the Urim and Thummim, becomes a filter over our hearts impacting all the words that we speak.