Exodus 25:8-9 (NIV) – Then have them make a sanctuary for me, and I will dwell among them. Make this tabernacle and all its furnishings exactly like the pattern I will show you.
In what is to follow in the remainder of Exodus chapter 25 to 31, God gives careful and detailed instructions for the tabernacle that is to be built for him. Both the materials that are to be used and the process of building and being able to enter in reflect his holiness and his kingship over the people. It is clear that the primary focus is worship unto the Lord.
The privilege of being able to meet with God and have him dwell among them was no casual occasion at all. There was no compromising or negotiations on materials, patterns, budget, process and so forth. All things are to center on God who is holy who would be dwelling in there and the tabernacle would be constructed, exactly, to the detail, how the Lord patterned or designed it to be.
Worship is to be carried out in accordance with divine revelation. Worship is on God’s terms, in his order, in his ways, in line with his desires and his character.
Our daily lives of worship matter to the Lord. And today, let’s ask the Lord – what is your order of worship for me? How can I worship you today – in line with who you are as God in my life and according to what you desire?
As we prayerfully seek the Lord in this way, let’s follow along in this song of worship unto Him – “Yes and Amen‘ by Matt Redman,