Day 98 - Ex. 26, Verses 1-14

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This chapter tells of how the four coverings for the whole tabernacle, were to be made. All illustrate to us a different view of Christ.
V. 1-6 The inside covering went over the 48 standing boards. The only way this magnificent covering could be seen was from the inside, and the priest would have to look up! Each brings to our thoughts the glories of Christ. Blue, the heavenly Man; purple, the royalty of Christ; and scarlet, His earthly glory (still to come). All believers in the Lord Jesus are priests (1 Peter 2:55Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ. (1 Peter 2:5)). This covering is called "the tabernacle" verse 1. The ten panels were coupled together to make one. Read John 1:1414And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. (John 1:14).
V. 7-14 The second covering is called "the tent" (verse 14). This can be a picture to us of Christ as the Prophet of God come down to earth. Read John 6:1414Then those men, when they had seen the miracle that Jesus did, said, This is of a truth that prophet that should come into the world. (John 6:14). Only the piece which hung down over the front door could be seen.
V. 14 Interesting cover next rams skins dyed red (A) only half a verse, (B) no size given, (C). no strips mentioned, and (D) not seen. The ram was the animal of consecration for the priest (29:15:28). (A) An indescribable picture of the devotion of Christ to God. (B) Who could ever measure what Christ meant in devotion to God! (C) His Person could never be divided, He is God. (D) Only God could see and value the devotion of His wellbeloved Son!
V. 14 This top covering protected the whole building. Christ is He Who shuts out all which is offensive in us to a holy God. Rom. 5:1010For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life. (Romans 5:10).