Blue, purple, and scarlet were the colors in the Tabernacle of Moses.
Blue speaks of divinity. The sky is blue. It is over all. Obviously, God loved blue to have made both the sky and the seas blue.
Purple is between blue and scarlet, and is actually a combination of both. It speaks of royalty … King Jesus Who was God in the flesh. God’s divinity and Christ’s blood combine to give us our Savior, Redeemer.
Scarlet speaks of the blood. Christ’s scarlet blood cancelled out our scarlet sins. We are now white with purity because of the scarlet blood.
God’s choice of colors give great meaning to the Tabernacle.
PRAYER: Father, You speak to us of Your Kingdom in everything, even the colors of Your creation. Open our eyes to behold wondrous things in Your Word.
READ: Ex. 38-40
“All who were willing brought to the Lord freewill offerings for all the work the Lord through Moses had commanded them to do.” [Ex. 35:29]
Gold, silver, bronze, cloth, acacia wood, gems … these were the materials used to build the Tabernacle, and those who had willing hearts brought them joyfully to the Lord.
When the valid need is placed before the people, God moves on hearts to meet the need. “Thy people shall be willing in the day of Thy power.” [Ps. 110:3]
PRAYER: Lord, give us the wisdom to accurately place the needs before Your people. Move upon hearts to provide for the building of the new High School building for TCS.
READ: Ex. 35-37
God instructed Moses to ascend Mt. Sinai in the morning and there He would show him His Glory. He also re-gave the ten commandments, God’s blueprint for living, to Moses to give to the people of Israel.
The morning is the time of day when our minds are most clear. If seeking God and His Glory is the first thing on our daily agenda, He is honored and can set the tone for the entire day.
When Moses descended from the mountain, his face shown with God’s Glory.
PRAYER: Father, we desire to meet with You in the mountain of Your Presence. Write Your Word in our hearts. Reveal Yourself through us to the world we live in.
READ: Ex. 33,34
There was to be a continual aroma of incense burning at the altar in the Tabernacle (Tent of Meeting) Moses constructed for God’s presence. The priests were to see to it that it always wafted up to God’s nostrils.
David said, “Let my prayer be set before Thee like incense, and the lifting of my hands like the evening sacrifice.” [Ps. 141:2]
Hence, we get the picture that our prayers, which are to be continual, present a pleasing aroma to the Lord.
PRAYER: Lord, I will continually pray and praise You during my days here on earth. Be pleased with our lives and take up Your abode within our hearts.
READ: Ex. 30-32
God instructed Moses to construct a breastplate for the High Priest to wear with stones called the Urim and Thummim pouched beneath it and worn over the heart. They were to be consulted when making decisions.
NT Christians don’t wear such devices. We DO, however, consult the Lord through prayer from the heart.
PRAYER: Lord, we humbly ask You for wisdom in our decision-making process. We will first consult Your Word, and then trust that You will direct our paths.
READ: Ex. 28, 29
When Moses was in God’s presence on Mt. Sinai, God showed him how to construct the tabernacle. God gave him the pattern.
In God’s presence, in the presence of His Word, in the presence of His Holy Spirit, God gives us the pattern for life.
We foolishly rely upon the patterns created by men rather than by God.
“Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy, vain deceit, the traditions of men, and the rudiments of the world and NOT AFTER CHRIST.” Col. 2:8
PRAYER: Father, forgive us for wandering away from Your ways. We renew our commitment to Your Word and Your pattern for living.
READ: Ex. 25-27
According to the statutes that God gave Moses, if a man defrauded his neighbor and the neighbor calls out to God for help, God will hear him and avenge him. The Lord’s resident compassion scans the affairs of men, listening for prayerful cries for help.
This should be sufficient cause for one to “Love thy neighbor as thyself,” because God is always watching.
PRAYER: Father in Heaven, You see all. You protect those who are offended when they cry out to You. Let our lives be so grace-filled that others are won to You because of our propriety.
READ: Ex. 22-24