Dec 10, 2018
Have you ever thought about the fact that God gave the people of Israel the tabernacle, a fairly detailed and intricate structure, that they had to transport all over the wilderness for almost four decades. I’ve had to move a few times in my life, but none of my relocations come anywhere near the sheer size and level of sophistication the relocation of the tabernacle required. Not only was there a lot of pieces to pack and carry, they were all considered holy by God. In fact, there were some items that only the priests could pack, because if anyone else even looked at them, they would die. But each and every time God determined it was time to move, the Israelites were obligated to pack up the tabernacle, according to God’s very detailed instructions, and set out. And because He expected His people to treat His tabernacle with reverence, He established a protocol that ensured they did so. God was serious about holiness, and He made sure that His people were too.