Moses and Christ
Today’s Reading: Exodus 40
Key Verse: Exodus 40:21
And he brought the ark into the tabernacle, hung up the veil of covering, and partitioned off the ark of the testimony, as the Lord had commanded Moses.
Let us think about how Jesus Christ has been seen in Exodus. Consider these portraits of Christ in Exodus.
(1) Moses and Christ are prophets – Both were endangered in infancy. Both voluntarily renounced power and wealth. Both are deliverers, lawgivers and intercessors.
(2) The Passover – Christ is the Lamb of God who was slain.
(3) The Ark was the place where God dwelt amongst His people, and Jesus is “Immanuel,” God with us.
(4) Moses hung the veil to show the separation of God from His people…Christ tore the veil from top to bottom to unite us with God (Mark 15:38).
PRAYER FOR TODAY:
Lord Jesus, thank You for the symbols of the Tabernacle which are revealed in You. You promised that the Spirit of Truth would guide me into all truth (John 16:13). I ask for the fulfillment of that promise, and for the grace of consistency in my Bible reading, so that I will read every word with understanding. In Your Name I pray, Amen!
100 PERSONAL WORDS:
I can’t help but wonder how the daily readings may be blessing you. For over 50 years I’ve done my best, with God’s help, to encourage Bible reading. My most constant memory of my Doctor of Theology father is of him sitting in his chair with his Bible open in front of him. Throughout his life, he must have read the Bible through more than 50 times. He was committed to 3 chapters a day and 5 on Sundays. This got him from cover to cover in 365 days. I used to promote that reading plan but found that the majority of those who started with me didn’t make it. Therefore, I switched to the two-year plan, which was not quite so demanding, and which gave more time to meditate on the content. Hang in there. If not down here on earth, we’ll talk it over up above.