Today’s reading: Exod 24:1–25:40, John 4:43–54, Song 3:3–5
Today’s theme: The heavenly pattern
We see today that the blood of the covenant and the very specific design and purpose of the Tabernacle, pointed towards God the Son, who came to tabernacle and dwell with us in a tent of flesh, to make reconciliation between God and His people. We also learn a very important lesson about heartfelt generosity, true faith and fidelity.
The blood of the covenant
And Moses took the blood and threw it on the people and said, “Behold the blood of the covenant that the LORD has made with you in accordance with all these words.” Exodus 24:8 (ESV)
This points towards the blood of Jesus, shed for the new covenant.
“Speak to the people of Israel, that they take for me a contribution. From every man whose heart moves him you shall receive the contribution for me. Exodus 25:2 (ESV)
Our hearts should be open and generous in giving to the Lord, don’t just give 10% like a begrudged tax! We should genuinely be moved in our hearts to give.
The tabernacle points to Jesus
And see that you make them after the pattern for them, which is being shown you on the mountain. Exodus 25:40 (ESV)
Hebrews 8:5 tells us that the very pattern and design of the tabernacle pointed towards Jesus and the true tabernacle in heaven.
The lowest quality of faith
So Jesus said to him, “Unless you see signs and wonders you will not believe.” John 4:48 (ESV)
This is the lowest quality of faith, we should always take God at His word.
Song of Solomon 3:3–5
There is a time for intimate love
I adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem, by the gazelles or the does of the field, that you not stir up or awaken love until it pleases. Song of Solomon 3:5 (ESV)
We must boldly tell our children that they should not be in an intimate and sexual relationship until they are married.
Most of the above post is a copy of the original notes from the same date in 2014
TGC on John 4