"Uniting Christian & Jewish Clergy from Around the World"
“Speak unto the children of Israel, and bid them that they make them fringes in the borders of their garments throughout their generations, and that they put upon the fringe of the borders a ribband of blue:  And it shall be unto you for a fringe, that ye may look upon it, and remember all the commandments of the Lord, and do them; and that ye seek not after your own heart and your own eyes, after which ye use to go a whoring:  That ye may remember, and do all my commandments, and be holy unto your God.  I am the Lord your God, which brought you out of the land of Egypt, to be your God: I am the Lord your God.”
This instruction concerning the attire of the Israelites is of peculiar interest. It has been established numerous times that there is nothing arbitrarily placed in the Word of God, but God has a pattern for everything, examples, types and foreshadows. In speaking of things concerning the Old Testament forefathers, he said in 1Cor. 10:11 “Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.” That ribband, or ribbon, fringe, or tassel of blue cautions us in at least three ways.
John 14:26 - “But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.”
1 Cor. 11:24 - “And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me.”
2 Tim. 2:8 - “Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from the dead according to my gospel:”
2 Peter 1:13 - “Yea, I think it meet, as long as I am in this tabernacle, to stir you up by putting you in remembrance;”
Christ would have us to express our remembrance of Him by demonstrating genuine obedience. Not in some measly relic–worship, or sanctimonious professionalism like that which He so forcefully rebuked in the Pharisees. “To obey is better than sacrifice” (1 Samuel 15:22). There has to be thorough holiness. There must be the mark of sanctification about us – not like that of cowled monks or isolationist, but of everyday saints of God. Not the pharisaical type of hypocritical sanctification of do’s and don’ts, but an authentic separation born out of a personal relationship with Christ!