Exodus 25: God gives Moses directions for the Tabernacle
Lessons for Living Today:
God’s directions are always for the good of humanity. In this chapter God instruct Moses on how to go about building a Tabernacle where His presence would dwell to interact with the people. He was very specific on how it was to be made as well as its furnishings. Everything had a plan and a purpose—to unite the hearts of the people to the heart of God. We learn much about the heart of God by studying each piece of furnishings. Everything had a deep meaning and all was given to bless the people.
Why don’t we still have a Tabernacle to meet God? In the Old Testament God’s presence dwelled at the Tabernacle. In the New Testament, God sent Jesus to communicate directly with humanity and usher in a new order. Now God’s dwelling place is within the heart of those who have accepted Jesus sacrifice for our sin. The Tabernacle was where sin offerings were given. Jesus ended sin offerings of animals by becoming a sin offering for all of humanity.
The Tabernacle and its furnishings were the forerunner to Jesus. Jesus paid the price for our sin and ushered God’s very presence into our hearts through faith. His directions for us are found through His Word. As we read our hearts connect with His and he gives us His thoughts to guide our everyday lives. God’s thoughts are always higher than ours. His ways are always higher than ours. He does not take away our free choice but invites us to live on His plane of living for others rather than living to please self. The greatest satisfaction we will ever have on this planet are by following God’s directives. He always has our best interest in mind and knows that as we reach out to others with love and care we will be doubly blest.
God’s Question: What have you done to benefit another lately?
God’s Promise: I meet with you through My Word.
My Prayer to God:
I praise You for Your eagerness to meet me in Your Word.
I am sorry I have ignored many times of meeting.
Thank You for never giving up on me.
Help me to willingly bless others on Your behalf.