[bible1year] Devotional comments on Exodus 23-25

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From: glen_stewart@...
Date: 25 Jan 2015 13:07:12 -0000
        Chapter 23 covers the false witness and the 
Sabbath in Israel. Moses also names the three important 
feast days: (1) The Passover, which is the remembrance 
of the death of Christ; (2) Pentecost, the coming of the 
Spirit; and (3) The Tabernacle, the joy of the Kingdom.

        We see the ratification of the covenant in 
chapter 24. The people agreed to obey the Law, not 
realizing it was impossible for them to do so in their 
own strength. Notice in verses 3 and 7 that the people 
are saying, "We will do," but they later discovered it 
was hard to perform that which they had promised.

        It is impossible for man to serve God 
successfully in the flesh. He must be led by the Spirit 
and must have the power of the Holy Spirit upon him in 
order to do the things that are pleasing to God.

        Chapter 25 begins the description of the 
Tabernacle. In verses 1-9 God gives instructions 
concerning the offerings from the people for the 
materials to construct the Tabernacle. In verses 10-22 
Moses is given the dimensions of the Ark. The Ark is a 
picture of Christ, the wood speaking of His humanity and 
the gold of His deity. A full description of the Ark can 
be found in these verses.

        Verses 23-30 speak of the Table of Shewbread. 
This table held the special bread, which pictures 
Christ, the Bread of Life. The remainder of the chapter 
covers the golden candlestick, which again emphasizes 
the deity of Christ, the Light of the world. The oil 
speaks of the Holy Spirit and the seven branches typify 
the perfections of Christ.