Today you should read: Exodus 40
The glory of the Lord. The reputation in the narrative of these verses emphasizes the point that the Lord is present with all his glory in the midst of his people: the tabernacle (vv. 34, 35, 36, 38) was to be the tent of meeting (v. 34) where the Lord’s presence was signified by the cloud (vv. 34-38) and fire so that they might be sanctified by the glory of the Lord and know that he was their God who had brought them out of the land of Egypt in order that he might dwell among them. (ESV Study Notes)
God is a faithful father. He has always gone to the greatest lengths in order to sanctify and be near to his children. Our greatest example of his unstoppable love is of course is the cross. “Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God.” (Romans 5:1-2)
So the real question for us is to what length will we go to in order to be near to him? Will you lay down your comfort in order to walk with him?
By: Chad Wiles
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I really like how in a very literal way the people of Israel looked to the Lord for guidance, and the tabernacle became the centerpiece of their community.