Monday, December 17, 2012

God's first priority??

I am extremely excited about taking this blog in a different direction and stregthening our faith throu physical evidence of spiritual things.  All around us is physical evidence of what God speaks about in his Word.  There is historical evidence of events that took place in the bible.  Studying these things is a very important aspect of building our faith. I'm going to talk a little about Exodus 25.  It is the chapter that contains God's instructions o
n the building of the tabernacle. 

*The first piece of furniture that was made for the sanctuary was the ark of the testimony.

Exodus 25:10
10 “And they shall make an ark of acacia wood; two and a half cubits shall be its length, a cubit and a half its width, and a cubit and a half its height.

The first thing that stands out to me is that the testimony would be placed in an ark.  Arks have redemptive implications in the bible.  When God wanted to save Noah, he had them build an ark.  Concerning the sanctuary.  God said in Exodus 25:8:
"And let them make me a sanctuary that I may dwell among them". 

 But their had to be an ark in the sanctuary and it had to be the first thing they made.  Why???  Could it be that God's #1 purpose for His people is to save them.

Genesis 6:13
13 And God said to Noah, “The end of all flesh has come before Me, for the earth is filled with violence through them; and behold, I will destroy them with the earth. 14 Make yourself an ark of gopherwood; make rooms in the ark, and cover it inside and outside with pitch. 

*I hope we can see Jesus in this and we can see the relevance of this in our lives today. I'm praying God would use this powerfully in our lives.  For me, it just shows me that God's top priority for His sanctuary is to save us!!!




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