Saturday, January 31, 2015

The Tabernacle of Christ

January 31

Daily Bible Reading: Exodus 25 – 26

Verse of the Day: Exodus 25:8 – “And let them make me a sanctuary, that I may dwell among them.”

The Tabernacle of the Old Testament was a “type” of Jesus Christ. In the New Testament, John says in his Gospel that Jesus came and “dwelt among us” – the idea of pitching a tent. God gave the Israelites a visible symbol of His presence with them. The Tabernacle is a physical representation of the Throne Room in heaven (study the book of Hebrews).

As the Tabernacle “housed” the presence of God in the Old Testament, the body of Christ “housed” God in the Gospels, today the bodies of the believers “house” the Holy Spirit. We are the Tabernacles of God today – so that brings up the pertinent question – what kind of house are we providing for the God of the Universe? Is it clean? Is it worthy of the honor bestowed upon it? You “house” God – live like it.

Prayer: God, as my treasured house guest, may I provide a house that is worthy. Amen. 

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