October 16 – Exodus 25:10-22
October 16 – Exodus 25:10-22
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10 “They shall make an ark of acacia wood. Two cubits and a half shall be its length, a cubit and a half its breadth, and a cubit and a half its height. 11 You shall overlay it with pure gold, inside and outside shall you overlay it, and you shall make on it a molding of gold around it. 12 You shall cast four rings of gold for it and put them on its four feet, two rings on the one side of it, and two rings on the other side of it. 13 You shall make poles of acacia wood and overlay them with gold. 14 And you shall put the poles into the rings on the sides of the ark to carry the ark by them. 15 The poles shall remain in the rings of the ark; they shall not be taken from it. 16 And you shall put into the ark the testimony that I shall give you.
17 “You shall make a mercy seat of pure gold. Two cubits and a half shall be its length, and a cubit and a half its breadth. 18 And you shall make two cherubim of gold; of hammered work shall you make them, on the two ends of the mercy seat. 19 Make one cherub on the one end, and one cherub on the other end. Of one piece with the mercy seat shall you make the cherubim on its two ends. 20 The cherubim shall spread out their wings above, overshadowing the mercy seat with their wings, their faces one to another; toward the mercy seat shall the faces of the cherubim be. 21 And you shall put the mercy seat on the top of the ark, and in the ark you shall put the testimony that I shall give you. 22 There I will meet with you, and from above the mercy seat, from between the two cherubim that are on the ark of the testimony, I will speak with you about all that I will give you in commandment for the people of Israel.
It still amazes me that God desired to dwell among His people on a daily basis. He communicated with Moses while he was present on the mercy seat. We have been given the Holy Spirit as our helper. We are so blessed because the Holy Spirit is with us always. Be still and listen for the direction of the Holy Spirit in your life. He dwells within us, but I can say I do not always attune my heart to His guidance. I pray that God will convict me and lead me to seek the power of the Holy Spirit daily, minute by minute. May you join me in this prayer.
Is there a special place you like to pray because you can focus and feel the Spirit better without distractions?
Heavenly Father, to know You wanted a place to dwell among the children of Israel is such a show of how much You loved them. It would have been such an honor to help construct the tabernacle, Ark of the Covenant, or any of the furniture for the Holy of Holies. I know it was such a labor of love for them. As amazing as the tabernacle was, I am so grateful that I don’t have to travel to a synagogue or temple to talk to a priest for them to talk to You on my behalf. I am so thankful I live on this side of the cross and have the Holy Spirit that is my messenger to You. Thank You, Father, for the many blessings You give me with Your written Word so available, the Holy Spirit, and a church on almost every corner where I can worship with fellow believers.
In Jesus’ name.