David Haupt

On the Bells of the Horses


In that day “HOLINESS TO THE LORD” shall be engraved on the bells of the horses. The pots in the Lord’s house shall be like the bowls before the altar.  Yes, every pot in Jerusalem and Judah shall be holiness to the Lord of hosts. Everyone who sacrifices shall come and take them and cook in them. In that day there shall no longer be a Canaanite in the house of the Lord of hosts. Zechariah 14:20, 21


As Christians our lives should have no distinction between sacred and secular, the holy and the profane.  In Zechariah’s prophecy the priests would have been shocked to read that the war horses of their enemies should have the same inscription on their bells as was written the band of gold worn on the forehead of the high priest.  However, God wants to use every part of our lives to reach others.  He wants us to break down the walls that exist in this world between what is “holy” and what is “profane”. There should be no separation between who we are on Sabbath and who we are during the remainder of the week. God wants people to turn to us and ask us why we are different.  We should be showing something of Jesus’s attitude no matter what is happening around us. We need to allow him to write the words “Holiness unto the Lord” on our life.

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. Romans 12:1

David Haupt – On the Bells of the Horses
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