The people of Israel go to work in these verses from Exodus and build a tabernacle for God in grueling detail.
God gives the people of Israel very specific instructions about how His tabernacle is to be built.
Why was it set up in this certain way?
The Tabernacle was set up in a way to honor God. And, it was moveable whenever the people needed to change locations.
The lesson today shows that God is with Israel no matter where they are.
He is with us too!
Israel Builds a Tabernacle for God – Exodus 25
“Let them construct a sanctuary for Me, that I may dwell among them.
According to all that I am going to show you, as the pattern of the tabernacle and the pattern of all its furniture, just so you shall construct it.” – Exodus 25:8-9 NASB
God Gives Instructions for the Tabernacle
In these Bible verses from Exodus God gives precise instructions for how He wants His tabernacle (church) to appear. And, He wants no detail left lacking on construction.
If you read the instructions in Exodus 25, you’ll find it very long and detailed. But, the passage shows the glory of God surrounded every inch of the structure.
The Tabernacle had a curtain which separated God from the “unclean“. And, it was portable so that God would be with the people wherever they traveled.
God with Us
Of course God can appear anywhere He desires. So, why did Israel need the tabernacle? Mainly because it represented that He was the God of Israel.
The tabernacle most likely was built for the benefit of the people who needed a constant reminder that God was with them.
Christians Need Assurance Too
As Christians, we need assurance from time to time that God is with us.
This is why we congregate in a church much like the Israelites. We do this to…
- be with fellow believers
- to worship in an organized fashion
- and, to love & help each other on a corporate level.
Attend your church whenever possible. If not just for yourself, go to offer support of others who might need your presence this week.
Love in Christ
If you would like to discover more about the love and life-changing experience of Christ, please take a moment to read John 3:16.