February 7

Exodus 26:1-27:21; Matthew 25:1-30; Psalm 31:1-8; Proverbs 8:1-11

The Tabernacle was made with such precision. From the smallest detail, each element of the Tabernacle’s construction had significance. This is the first “home” that God designed for himself.

Not only were the outer walls and appointments carefully crafted but the layout was also significant. The centerpiece of the tabernacle was the altar where the sacrifices were made. God prepared the best for his Tabernacle. From the precious metals to the purple, scarlet and blue fabrics to the goatskin, God made certain that His Tabernacle would bring Him glory.

This Tabernacle was to be a temporary dwelling for God. It was not meant to house His presence forever. Fast forward to the New Testament: Paul says that our bodies are the Temple of the Holy Spirit. No longer does God desire to dwell among curtains and brass and gold. But, He desires to live inside of us!

The greatest difference is that the Tabernacle was made with human hands. God’s Temple today is hand crafted by God Himself. God made you a masterpiece so that He can dwell within you. Invite Him today to live within.

“Lord, prepare me to be a sanctuary. Pure and Holy, Tried and True. With thanksgiving, I’ll be a living, Sanctuary for you!”

Tomorrow’s Reading: Exodus 28:1-43; Matthew 25:31-26:13; Psalm 31:9-18; Proverbs 8:12-13

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