Re: Verse reading–Exodus 25:1-11, 17-18, 23-24, 31-32; 26:1-2, 7-8; 27:1-2; 29:43-46 (day one)
After the Passover, after the Red Sea Crossing, after the 10 Commandments, after the Covenant was ratified, God commanded Moses to build a sanctuary. Hebrew=miqdash, “holy or sacred place”. The sanctuary (Tabernacle) was to stand in the center of the camp signifying worship as the center of this new society. The sanctuary was to be made exactly after the pattern God gave Moses–v 25:9. It was for the purpose of worship and God promised to meet the people in this holy place. “And they shall know that I am the Lord their God, who brought them out of the land of Egypt, that I might dwell among them.”–v 29:46. What a lofty, beautiful vision of human life! God with us! Immanuel. May the symbol of the sanctuary drive our hearts to hunger for this promised unbroken fellowship with the Living God. May we dream of the safety and profit and joy that comes when He is near.