Exodus 36:8 Meaningful Colors

All those who were skilled among the workers made the tabernacle with ten curtains of finely twisted linen and blue, purple and scarlet yarn, with cherubim woven into them by expert hands. Exodus 36:8

Colors are often used to bring out or reveal meaning to something. Different colors will often maintain various meanings to people nearly around the entire world.

Certain groups will use specific colors so that when people see it, they will know who they are looking at. Holidays are often decked out with specific colors related to that holiday.

As the workers were building the tabernacle, they made the curtains with blue, purple and scarlet yarn that was made of very finely twisted linen.

The color blue is often portrayed as heaven, due to looking up into the heavens above the earth the sky is blue. Purple is usually a sign of royalty or high and powerful position. Scarlet is the color of blood or sacrifice.

The tabernacle that was built was to be a connecting point between heaven and earth, a place of royalty–as God is the great King–and a place of sacrifice for the sins of the people.

Over time God changed the tabernacle to the temple, then Jesus made each believer the new temple of God. Believers, the new temple of God, are to be just like the tabernacle was.

First, they must be a connecting point between heaven and earth, God and this fallen world. They are to be a light of Jesus to this dark world.

Next, they are royalty as a part of the family of God. Believers can walk in the authority and power of Jesus.

Finally, they are to be a living sacrifice unto God. They are to sacrifice their own desires to do the will of God by loving others, loving God and building His kingdom.

As a believer, Jesus has dressed you up with the colors that God has created for the world to see. Allow yourself to be a conduit for God to reach down into the lives of others in this world. Walk with the authority and power that Jesus has given you as a child of God. Sacrifice your life and desires to be the light of the world as Jesus wants you to be.

God used colors to define the tabernacle. Are you dressed in those colors today as the temple of God?

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will be a connection between heaven and earth; that you will walk in God’s authority given to you; that you will sacrifice your life for God’s will; and that you will be who God created you to be.

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