I am amazed at the detail and beauty of the tabernacle in the wilderness. It was such a mercy of God towards those people in that time. But, like everything in scripture, it wasn't just for their benefit. We can learn a lot about God by studying the tabernacle. Each piece is a symbol of God's redemption story!Here are some things I have learned in the past about the tabernacle-*Jesus is seen as the "door", the "Way".*We are cleansed by the water of the Word (the basin).*Our lives are now offered as living sacrifices.*The Light of God's Word is a lampstand to us.*Fellowship (bread on the table) with God.*Prayers (altar of Incense) offered to God. *Now we stand at the veil, awaiting its removal, so that we may enter into full communion with Him. This is just a basic list from what I can remember, but it still blows me away at how intricately connected Gods Word is from beginning to end. So beautiful!!
Also, I LOVE this verse in Luke 1:"Blessed is she who has believed that what the Lord has said to her will be accomplished!"-Lk 1:45yes yes yes!
Oh wow-- that's really cool, Emery. I had never heard of the symbolism that you pointed out in the tabernacle. That's really beautiful.I love when John leaps in Elizabeth's womb when Mary comes to visit. Such a sacred and precious moment between those women. It's nice to revisit these moments in our daily readings that display true women of God (as well as the men of God, I mean.)
Thanks for clearing that up for me, Emery. While reading the detail of the tabernacle all I could think was "this is major micro management", but I started to realize that this was the only way God could live among men and guide them. To have you point out the beautiful symbolism as well really helps me.
i remember reading about the tabernacle a long time ago and feeling the same way...trying to really picture it in my imagination helps to go beyond just reading lists of instruction and guidelines for the building...
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