The book of Exodus concludes with the final construction of the Tabernacle. We see that each piece points to Jesus.
“As the Lord has commanded” is mentioned 19 times in chapters 36-40 describing the building of the tabernacle. Moses uses 10 chapters of the 40 written in exodus, to describe the tabernacle. God is so holy and so magnificent that things were to be created to his exact specifications.
The intricacies of the Tabernacle as God’s dwelling place show us that when 1Corinthians 6:19- 20 refers to us as the temple of God there’s a direct correlation between our bodies that are so complex and the Tabernacle.
In the brevity of the Scriptures, Moses uses nine words to describe God… “and the glory of the Lord filled the temple.“ He chose to display his glory/presence in the form of something familiar, a cloud. It was a miraculous manifestation. The tabernacle was “officially“ God‘s dwelling place. Not everyone, even Moses (the person who had actually seen God a few chapters before) could just walk in. They were to keep a proper distance to honor his presence.
“Isaiah 7:14 shows us the Son Who would one day come to be our ‘God with us.’ Emmanuel! Once a slave, oppressed under the weight of sin, rescued by a gracious God who carries us to glory! If we are trusting in him, our actions will reflect His character to the world around us.”