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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Exodus 37:1-2 The Place To Meet God
Bezalel made the ark of acacia wood–two and a half cubits long, a cubit and a half wide, and a cubit and a half high. He overlaid it with pure gold, both inside and out, and made a gold molding around it. Exodus 37:1-2
When people get a chance to meet someone of extreme high importance, most will want to be in their best outfit for the occasion. They want to put on a good appearance before the person they are meeting. Doing this shows honor and respect to the one they are meeting.
Some of the high dignitaries will not even meet with a person who is not dressed a certain way. They do not want to be disrespected in any way. There is an expectation in the meeting.
Moses was having Bezalel and others build the tabernacle and the articles to be used in the tabernacle. One of the major articles was the ark. This was the actual place that Moses and future priests would directly meet with God. As this was built, it was covered on the inside and outside with pure gold.
During the time of Moses, pure gold was the most precious stone available. It showed high honor, authority, wealth, position and more. The entire ark, both inside and out had a layer of gold upon it. This showed the value and position of meeting God–it was of the most importance and value of anything.
Since that time, that ark has been removed, however, Jesus set up a new temple and ark where a person can meet God. It is in the believer. Each and every believer and follower of Jesus can meet directly with God right where he is at.
The believer is to be covered inside and out with gold, the best that there is when he is meeting with God. This covering of gold is the blood of Jesus and His righteousness. When God sees the believer, He will see Jesus and allow Him in to meet together.
As a believer, you also carry the ark in you. You have direct access to meet with God, any time and every time you want. However, in order to meet with God, you must be made pure inside and out. You must be covered with Jesus–the gold of holiness and righteousness. This is the best and highest honor you can give God.
Have you allowed yourself to be covered with Jesus, in order to be ready to meet God with honor and respect? God is waiting to meet with you.
I pray today that you will know the salvation Jesus offers; that you will be covered with the righteousness of Jesus; that you will allow Jesus to make you pure and holy for God; and that you will take time to meet with God daily.