Bible Reading for JAN30: Exodus 38-40

In today’s reading we complete the Book of
Exodus. We again see in chapter 40 that the Tabernacle
was built according to God’s directions, in perfect
obedience. Every detail is mentioned in the construction
and furnishing of the Tabernacle. The pattern for the
Tabernacle was given by the Lord, and it was followed
explicitly by the two Spirit-directed men God had chosen
to direct its construction and furnishing.

Today, God wants our tabernacle (our bodies) to
be holy, filled with His Spirit. Our bodies are similar
to the Old Testament Tabernacle in that they have three
parts: The spirit, which is the holy of holies; the
soul, which is the holy place; and the body, which is
the outer court. God begins with the inner parts and
works His way out, as we yield our spirit to Him and His
leadership. When we receive Christ as our personal
Saviour, we are sealed unto the day of redemption. Old
things are passed away; behold all things are become
new. Our desires change from worldly lusts to things of
the Lord; and, as we daily submit ourselves unto His
leadership, we become Christ-like and usable in God’s
service.

The Book of Exodus began with a mob of miserable
slaves in Egypt, but ends with a nation in fellowship
with God and on its way to Canaan. This is truly a book
of redemption!

Of necessity, our comments have been brief on
the Tabernacle and its furnishings. Every piece of the
Tabernacle had a special significance. In order to
understand the relationship of the Tabernacle as a whole
to the Jewish people in their relationship to God, I
would suggest that you read Dr. M.R. DeHaan’s book
titled, The Tabernacle.

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