I love to decorate with mirrors and things that reflect the light. They are like sparkling jewels in my house. Many women carry compact mirrors in their purses to check their appearance periodically. The Israelite women were no different; they also carried a type of mirror made of highly polished brass. Isn’t it interesting to have something in common with women from biblical days? As part of their offering for the building of the Tabernacle, they gave up their compact mirrors made of brass, and the crafters used them to make the basin used for the priest to wash before entering the interior of the Tabernacle, the Holy of Holies. I’ll bet the priests could check themselves to ensure they were spotless before entering, which was a great idea because they didn’t want to get zapped for being unclean. God doesn’t play around with his holiness; we had better show him respect and scrutinize ourselves as we bring our petitions and prayers. Though we are clean because of Jesus, I think it’s essential that we start most of our prayers by asking forgiveness to make sure we cover ourselves just in case we forget something. God is holy, so we should honor his holiness.
And he made the laver of brass, and the foot of it of brass, of the lookingglasses of the women assembling, which assembled at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation. Exodus 38:8