Our passage today describes how the tabernacle is to be made.
- Giving – Before the tabernacle can be made, there must be materials. So God tells Moses to call for a freewill offering toward the building of the tabernacle. All who have a heart to give are to give. What work of the Lord moves your heart to give?
- God’s presence – Why should they build a tabernacle? So God may dwell with them. Almighty God will dwell in their midst. Many years later, the God will become flesh and dwell (or literally – tabernacle) among us in the person of Jesus (John 1:14). Today God dwells in his church by His Spirit (I Corinthians 3:16-17) and in each Christian individually (I Corinthians 6:19-20). How should we live in light of his presence with us? (Read the passages from I Corinthians for some ideas.)