May 17, 2021, DAY 135: JOURNEY THROUGH THE BIBLE IN A YEAR: Exodus 25-28

May 17, 2021

EXODUS 25-28

Our journey through Exodus 25-28 is God’s instructions on how to build the tabernacle; the centerpiece fro worship for the Israelites.

Ask God for His understanding of Exodus 25-28. Read Exodus 25-28. Let’s journey!

Exodus, the second book of the Jewish Torah and the Christian Old Testament, was written by Moses, whose life we begin to see in this book. The book of Exodus begins nearly 400 years after the book of Genesis ends, and the Hebrews have become slaves in Egypt, a sinful land. Throughout the book of Exodus, we can see how sin damages a person’s relationship with the Lord, and how the sins of a nation can damage the nation’s relationship with the Lord.

Exodus 25-28: God gives detailed instructions for financing and constructing the tabernacle in great detail. Every aspect of the construction of the tabernacle is given to Moses, in detail, to be followed. One element of the tabernacle is the arc of the covenant. The arc is a chest where the two stone tablets containing the Ten Commandments were placed. Once constructed, it was never to be touched by human hands again. The consequence of touching the arc of the covenant was death. (See Exodus 25:10-22) (Exodus 25:1-28:43)

As you read chapters 25 through 28, carefully consider how sin affects a person’s or a nation’s relationship with the Lord God. What sin occurred in today’s reading? What was the consequence of that sin, or what was the consequence of a sin recognized in a pervious reading? What sin is affecting your relationship with God? How can you repair your relationship? Are you listening and looking for God in your life?


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