In this text, we see Israel doing things the right way. They are repentant, they rest in God, they are stirred toward service, they serve, and they follow his word. Even so, Moses can not enter the Tabernacle. Where does that leave us? We see that even when things went right under the Old Covenant, they would not satisfy eternally. We glory in the gospel and the finished work of Jesus, which does eternally satisfy.
We don’t see God as merciful and gracious the way we should. We don’t see his goodness as the only thing holding our relationship together.
Immediately after receiving God’s law, Israel turned away in worship of a false God. How could this happen? What does this reveal about the hearts of those involved? What about our hearts? When we examine the scene and the rest of Scripture, we see that what Israel did was not specific to them. Rather, we all are prone to turn away from God in worship of other idols, and we deeply need a savior to save us from our sin.
Message Details Passage: Exodus 25-31 What is the purpose of the priesthood? The Priest’s heart is for his people. The Priest’s priority is holiness. The Priest’s commitment is perpetual. Audio Speaker
Message Details Passage: Exodus 25-31 What is God’s purpose in the Tabernacle? The Tabernacle shows us God’s desire to be with his people. The Tabernacle shows us God’s desire to be obeyed. The Tabernacle shows us Christ. Audio Speaker