Today’s Reading: Exodus 26
Key Verse: Exodus 26:30
And you shall raise up the tabernacle according to its pattern which you were shown on the mountain.
The Tabernacle was the place in which God dwelt. We, the believers, are now His dwelling place. The Apostle Paul quotes the Hebrew Scriptures to drive home this point (2 Cor. 6:16). God gave an exact design with precise measurements, using specific materials. For example, He gave such attention to detail in the instructions for making and hanging the curtains. The veil which separated the Holy of Holies from the rest of the Tabernacle shows us that we are separated from God. Remember that when Jesus died, the veil was torn from top to bottom so that there is no longer a separation for those that believe in Jesus. It is of vital importance that we follow God’s designs for our lives.
PRAYER FOR TODAY:
Dear Lord Jesus, please help me to be diligent to follow Your instructions for building my life. Thank You that I am Your modern day tabernacle. I need to know Your plans for me, and I thank You for the grace and discipline to read and follow the instructions most carefully. In Your Name I pray, Lord Jesus. Amen!
100 PERSONAL WORDS:
When our son Ron was 6 or 7, he was the designated instruction reader in our family when something arrived which needed assembling. I’ve received much practical help from Ron and his wife, Ann. You can watch them daily on TV. They are hosts of “100 Huntley Street.” One job that has often needed attention through the years is also my least favorite job…hanging curtains. You can ask Norma-Jean. I’m embarrassed to tell you that I complain while I’m up on the step stool trying to get it right while Norma-Jean is giving the instructions. I’m even more embarrassed to confess that I have often complained to God about His instructions for the details of my life. Sorry, Lord. I’ve asked Your forgiveness in the past and I’ll no doubt have to do so in the future. Also, Norma-Jean, I’ve asked your forgiveness in the past for complaining and if we move again and I’m able to get up on that step stool, I’ll probably have to ask your forgiveness again. I love you!