March 8, Reading 1 – Exodus 26:31-27:19


Audio, Visual

SAA Notes

The Tabernacle was beautiful from the point of view of the needlework and associated craftsmanship put into its construction. All the basic colours were widely used – red, blue and yellow (gold), with silver and purple dashed everywhere. God is also pleased with beautiful human art!

SJA Notes

* Loving God, please may we learn a little more about You from Your word today.

“And the veil shall separate for you the Holy Place from the Most Holy. You shall put the mercy seat on the ark of the testimony in the Most Holy Place.”

A veil made a distinction between places.

And in the MOST Holy Place, we find the mercy seat, placed on (top of) the ark.

The ark contained the words of God given to Moses on the mountain.

The ark of the covenant of the Lord God Almighty with His people.

The mercy seat, where God would come down and _meet_ with His people from above it (the seat).

So we have the veil distinguishing and separating, we have the place that is different from even a special holy place, we have the ark, God’s word, and the mercy seat – all within that really different special place.

If we are little tabernacles now, this side of Christ, then how much should these things resonate with us today!

Immanuel – God with us!

* Father God,

Thank You for saving us, as individuals and as Your people.

Thank You for the mercy shown to us, You meeting with us in Jesus, and then indwelling as You the Spirit with us today.

Thank You Lord!


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