Title: The Glory of the LORD Filled the Tabernacle
Passage: Exodus 40
Speaker: Pastor Ryan Martin
Service: Sunday Morning Worship Service
Date: April 28, 2019
The main character of this chapter is God. This narrative about the Tabernacle is given to help men know God. This has been a theme of Exodus. In 6:7, the Lord said, “I will take you to be my people, and I will be your God, and you shall know that I am the LORD your God.” This story about the Tabernacle helps us know God. Such knowledge demands certain responses of us. So how does the Tabernacle reveal God to us?
The focus throughout these chapters is on the people as they get to work on the sanctuary. We will pay special attention to how the Scriptures present Israel in these chapters. As you consider look at Israel’s example, you should ask yourself a question. If Israel is acting thus about the Tabernacle which pointed to Christ, how much more should these things be true of me, a follower of Christ himself? How should God’s people respond to his grace?
In this passage, we see at core that Moses represents God to the people, and he does so primarily through the ministry of the Word. This passage is about mediation and proclamation. It’s about God’s Man and God’s Word. We must glory in the Word of God, even when it comes to us written by men.