Urim and Thummim Sermon Illustrations

Urim and Thummim Sermon Illustrations

A preacher in England had frequent conversations with an uneducated cobbler who, nevertheless, was well acquainted with the Word of God.

One day he mentioned the cobbler's remarkable knowledge of the Bible to a young friend. His friend boasted that he could ask some questions the cobbler would not be able to answer. On being introduced to the man, the visitor asked, 'Can you tell me what the Urim and Thummim were?' The cobbler replied, 'I don't know exactly; I understand that the words apply to something that was on the breastplate of the high priest. I know the words mean "Lights and Perfection" and that through the Urim and Thummim the high priest was able to discern the mind of the Lord. But I find that I can get the mind of the Lord by just changing a few letters. I take this blessed Book, and by usin' and thummin' it, I get the mind of the Lord.'—Dr. H. A. Ironside

(Exod. 28. 30; Ezra 2. 61-63; Deut. 33. 8; Ps. 119. 105; Col. 1. 9)

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