God Is in the Details by Wayne Z. Foster

Today’s Passage – Exodus 25 – 27 (Click on the references to listen to the audio – Click here to view the passage from Blue Letter Bible)

(Second Milers also read – Luke 11 – 12Proverbs 28Psalms 136 – 140

Listen to this morning’s Scripture song – Psalm 48:1 & 2

Read the “0128 Evening and Morning“ devotion for today, by the late Charles Haddon Spurgeon.

Read a previous post from this passage – “Pattern What You Preach

“And let them make me a sanctuary; that I may dwell among them. According to all that I shew thee, after the pattern of the tabernacle, and the pattern of all the instruments thereof, even so shall ye make it.” (Exodus 25:8-9)

In a broad overview, Exodus 25-27 speaks of the order of God. The God that created the universe. The God that created you and me. He is a God of detail. He does things with great care, and everything is by design. As believers we should try to emulate our Lord. A true statement and one we should live by is: “preparation is the key to success.” We should prepare and plan so that we can excel in the details like our Savior (1 Corinthians 14:40).

Exodus 25:2 discusses our offerings. Our offerings are an opportunity to worship our God. Worship should be done with a willing and cheerful attitude. We should be glad and willing to give him our time, abilities, and finances. Be willing to give of yourself (Roman 12:1)

The Old Testament is a beautiful recording of history. Every word is breathed from the mouth of God.  It is a very intricate puzzle. When completed, it shows Jesus as our Lord and Savior, who died on the cross, and rose from the grave.

The Ark it is a picture of Christ. Made of wood, it spoke of Christ’s humanity.  The Ark was overlaid in Gold. This speaks of His deity, the hypostatic union.  The mercy seat pointed to Christ’s sacrifice on Calvary in which He shed his blood to blot out our sins forever. The Ten commandments in the ark shows Christ as the Truth (John 1:17). He was the only person who walked in truth, and fulfilled the law. Due to this He was able to give grace. The manna shows us Christ as our sustainer. He is the Bread of Life (John 6:35). Aaron’s rod that budded pointed to His resurrection, and the work that he does in the believer.  “And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins;” (Ephesians 2:1).

In Chapter 26 of Exodus the tabernacle pointed to the Holiness of God.  There is a process that had to be completed. To approach God because he is holy, we should remember as Christians that one of the defining attributes of God is His holiness.  The Seraphims do not say Love, Love, Love.  They fly in the presence of God saying “Holy, holy, holy” (Isaiah 6:3 and Revelation 4:8).

Exodus 27 is all about the Altar. The altar in our lives is a place to live, not visit.  We need to die daily to self to be affective Christians (1 Corinthians 15:31).  It is hard to sacrifice what you love. We as human beings love ourselves. We constantly put ourselves first in our decisions, not God.  Through life we must fight to demote the flesh, and put Christ and others first before ourselves.

Pastor Wayne and Dawn Foster.
Brother Foster is the pastor of Open Bible Baptist Church in Millville, NJ.

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Phil Erickson
4 years ago

Great Post!

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