[bible1year] Devotional comments on Exodus 38-40

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From: glen_stewart@...
Date: 30 Jan 2015 12:42:01 -0000
        In today's reading we complete the Book of 
Exodus. We again see in chapter 40 that the Tabernacle 
was built according to God's directions, in perfect 
obedience. Every detail is mentioned in the construction 
and furnishing of the Tabernacle. The pattern for the 
Tabernacle was given by the Lord, and it was followed 
explicitly by the two Spirit-directed men God had chosen 
to direct its construction and furnishing.

        Today, God wants our tabernacle (our bodies) to 
be holy, filled with His Spirit. Our bodies are similar 
to the Old Testament Tabernacle in that they have three 
parts: The spirit, which is the holy of holies; the 
soul, which is the holy place; and the body, which is 
the outer court. God begins with the inner parts and 
works His way out, as we yield our spirit to Him and His 
leadership. When we receive Christ as our personal 
Saviour, we are sealed unto the day of redemption. Old 
things are passed away; behold all things are become 
new. Our desires change from worldly lusts to things of 
the Lord; and, as we daily submit ourselves unto His 
leadership, we become Christ-like and usable in God's 
service.

        The Book of Exodus began with a mob of miserable 
slaves in Egypt, but ends with a nation in fellowship 
with God and on its way to Canaan. This is truly a book 
of redemption!

        Of necessity, our comments have been brief on 
the Tabernacle and its furnishings. Every piece of the 
Tabernacle had a special significance. In order to 
understand the relationship of the Tabernacle as a whole 
to the Jewish people in their relationship to God, I 
would suggest that you read Dr. M.R. DeHaan's book 
titled, The Tabernacle.