I have been doing a small devotional with my family based on the Wordle answer for the day before. I am reproducing it here so others can benefit also.
Yesterday’s word(le) was “badge”.
A badge is something you wear in a prominent place to show that you support the thing the badge stands for.
A tattoo is a form of badge.
It says something about what or who you are.
In the OT the High Priest Aaron had a badge made for him called the badge of holiness. It was attached to his turban (so very prominent) and had written on it “HOLY TO THE LORD” (Exodus 39:30-31 NLT). In a sense Aaron had this badge foisted upon him, it said something that was true about him whether he wanted it to be or not due to the position he had been given.
In this new covenant we are free to choose what badge(s) we wear.
So what badges will you wear today?
See also Ephesians 4:20-24 (NASB):
20 But you did not learn Christ in this way, 21 if indeed you have heard Him and have been taught in Him, just as truth is in Jesus, 22 that, in reference to your former way of life,
you are to rid yourselves of the old self, which is being corrupted in accordance with the lusts of deceit,
23 and that you are to be renewed in the spirit of your minds,
24 and to put on the new self, which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth.