PLEASE READ THIS FIRST: Exodus 37-40
What do you sense the Lord saying to you in this passage?
“The cloud covered the tent of meeting, and the glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle. (Exodus 40:34)
God fills this tabernacle to confirm that everything was “just as the Lord commanded.”
In other words, God is pleased with the tent Moses directed to be built.
God is with Moses and the people, and they are to listen to and follow Him.
Jews today cannot follow the Moses or the temple, but they still follow the book of Moses.
As Jesus followers, we do not follow a tent, nor do we follow a book.
We follow Jesus, who is the living embodiment of God’s presence and will.
Jesus was also filled with God’s glory, and Moses and Elijah show up too (Matthew 17:1-8).
Peter wants to build three ‘tabernacles’ (Matthew 17:4, actual word) to honour all three.
But as new covenant believers, we are to follow the lead of Jesus, not Moses or Elijah.
“This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased. Listen to him!” (Matthew 17:5).
Jesus is the presence, or temple, of ‘God with us’, He is filled with the Spirit of glory.
Because we are with Jesus, His Spirit fills us too, and guides us in all our travels.
Reading about this temple is interesting; reading about Jesus is life-transforming.
Make sure Jesus is at the center of your life; He will guide you to your promised rest!
Lord, lead me like the temple led the people of Israel. Help me to know where to go, what to say, and how to live. Help me to listen to You!