Excerpt and Insight from today’s reading
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True religion is always God-centered, and Exodus’s description of the Tabernacle reflects this perspective.


Excerpt from today’s reading:


8Have the people of Israel build me a holy sanctuary so I can live among them. 9You must build this Tabernacle and its furnishings exactly according to the pattern I will show you…

40Be sure that you make everything according to the pattern I have shown you here on the mountain…

20Command the people of Israel to bring you pure oil of pressed olives for the light, to keep the lamps burning continually. 21The lampstand will stand in the Tabernacle, in front of the inner curtain that shields the Ark of the Covenant. Aaron and his sons must keep the lamps burning in the LORD’s presence all night. This is a permanent law for the people of Israel, and it must be observed from generation to generation.


Daily insight:


The description of the Tabernacle moves from the inside out (Exodus 25–27), reflecting not the perspective of man looking in, but of God looking out. True religion is always God-centered. All the other externals of faith, like religious activities and rituals, are only valid if they support a living and personal relationship with God. He must remain at the center of everything we are and everything we do.


Adapted from the Daily Walk Devotional by Walk Thru the Bible www.walkthru.org.