Chapter-a-Day Exodus 26

TabernacleThe curtain will separate the Holy Place from the Holy-of-Holies. Exodus 26:33b (TM)

A portable worship center. Those are the instructions in these chapters. A sanctuary-tent for God’s presence that the Hebrews can carry on their sojourn from Egypt to the promised land. Notice, within these instructions, that God commands a clear separation between His presence and the people. He gives a very clear word picture to the Hebrews: "There’s a separation between you and me. I’m in here and you can’t come in." Why?

There’s this problem called sin. The separation began in Genesis 3 when Adam’s and Eve’s willful disobedience banishes them from God’s presence in the Garden. The question then was the same one that faces each of us today. The things I should do I don’t and the things I know I shouldn’t do I do. What do I do about this willful disobedience called sin?

As history proceeds, God sets about to set up a systematic provide a blueprint for worship, and within that blueprint is the Message in metaphor. Sin separates us, but there is a curtain, a Gateway into my presence and through that sacrifice this curtain shall be torn and I will make a way for you to come in and be with me and me with you.

Creative Commons photo courtesy of Flickr and MidnightComm

One thought on “Chapter-a-Day Exodus 26”

  1. God knows what He wants and is very specific about it. He gave very intimate detail about the worship space the Israelites were to build for Him. If I can become a good listener, God will tell me with more detail how I can honor and please Him.

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