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Friday, February 10, 2012

We Know Somebody

Exodus 25:1 thru Exodus 31:18

Over the past few days we have been reading about God's instructions for His dwelling place and how Aaron and his sons were to be clothed as the priests of Israel.

Remember, Moses has been on the mountain for 40 days receiving very detailed descriptions of what the Tabernacle of God was to look like, how it was to be built, and how sacrifices were to be offered and when. 

Something that is very interesting to me is the fact that God spends only one chapter (Genesis 1) of the Bible speaking about Creation; the creation of heaven, earth, day, night, land, sea, plants, animals and man.  Only ONE CHAPTER.

But when it came to the creation of His dwelling place, the place where He would live among His people, 50 chapters of the Bible are dedicated to it. 

This shows how important we are to God.  He put more emphasis on His living among us than on His creation for us. 

God so desires to be a part of your daily life and He really does want to do life with you. 

I am not sure we will ever really get the fact that we, me and you, can at anytime have an audience with the Creator of Heaven and Earth.  

If you were to try and get an audience with the Queen of England or the President of the United States I don't think you would get very far.  Not unless you are somebody or you know somebody.  

Well, we do know Somebody and His name is Jesus and when He died the veil that separated God's people from the Most Holy Place was ripped from top to bottom (Mark 15:38) and now we can come boldly into the throne room of grace and find help in our time of need (Hebrews 4:16).   

We no longer need a temple, we are the temple.

We no longer need a priest, we just need a prayer. 

I hope you will meet me back here tomorrow because our reading is about to get very interesting.

1 comment:

Robby Rassel said...

This is awesome. Love it. 
I thought it was also cool in todays reading how God gave all these instructions and things for Moses to build and make, but told him in 31:6 that he gave special skill to the craftsman so they can make the things he commanded Moses to make. God gave him a big vision and skilled people to help to see the vision completed. So awesome.