Exodus 25:8 (NIV) – Then have them make a sanctuary for me, and I will dwell among them.
John 1:14 (NIV) – The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
John 3:16-17 (NIV) – For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.
After making His covenant with the people, God’s plan is to move in, dwell among them through this tabernacle they are to build. God is displaying his faithful love to be with his people through the journey. He would not leave them alone, but make his presence known among them.
Ultimately, we see God’s heart as he sent his Son, Jesus, to come and dwell among the people. In the same way, neither did he leave us alone, but through Jesus coming, he made a way possible for us to be saved from death to life and be able to be reconciled in relationship with Him. We can know his presence daily with us through the Holy Spirit.
This is all because….God so loved…
As we start things off this week, let’s simply dwell on this, “God so loved the world…God so loved us…that he came to dwell.” Who are we that he would make known his love and presence to us in such a way? May we be undone by the amazing love God showed us through Jesus!
Let’s close in worship to this song, ‘How He Loves’ by John Mark Mcmillan.