Day twenty-six: Exodus 26
Have you ever tried sewing?
Maybe you’re a pro or maybe you’re a bit like me and it just didn’t go well… Threads everywhere, sewing the wrong pieces together and MANY stab wounds from the needle.
In Exodus 26 God gives very specific measurements and instructions as to how to sew the tabernacle. Now I don’t know about you, but to me, those instructions were like a completely different language. Maybe they made more sense back in those days but that’s not the part that stood out to me most anyways. The part that I want us to focus on is found in verse 33.
“The curtain will separate the Holy Place from the Most Holy Place.”
When I first read this, I was kinda like ‘um what, why are they putting God in a box??’ but after thinking about it I now realise that this is not the case. They aren’t putting God in a box, but they are doing this out of respect for him. Just like in Exodus 1 verse 21 where it says “the midwives feared God”, the Israelites also feared God, meaning that they had a great respect for him. The Israelites had a special place to meet with God with no distractions. Not that God wasn’t with them wherever they were, but so that there was nothing there to distract them.
That’s something that we could definitely take from the Israelites and bring into life today. Too often we get distracted from God by worldly things whether it’s work or social media, there’s just so much that goes on. We need to be like the Israelites and create a space for God without distraction.
Come and see what God has done.
Question for today: How are you going to create a space to meet with no distractions?