Friday, April 15, 2011

Bible Study: Coming Out Of Bondage - Exodus - Chapter 26

Please forgive this rough draft format, as these are my raw study notes on the book of Exodus. I felt a great sense of urgency to publish them rather than waiting until I had the time to pretty them up. Thank you and I pray that God blesses you through this material.


Take a few minutes to savor Exodus Chapter 26. Then return here and ponder the thoughts, answer the questions, and be sure to leave comments about your own revelations…

26 – one entrance – see John 10:7-9.

26:14 – sea cows – the hide was used to make sandals. This outer covering wasn’t attractive. “But only those who dared to enter could behold the beauty hidden within. How like our Savior’s incarnate presence.” See Isaiah 53:2.

rams’ skins dyed red – “The ram was a sacrificial offering accepted as a substitution for Abram’s beloved son, Isaac. The ram was also the acceptable sacrifice for the consecration of the tabernacle priests. How beautifully the red rams’ skins picture our risen Savior, Jesus Christ!” See Hebrews 7:28; 9:26; Galatians 1:4.

curtain of goat’s hair – garments of hair were worn by Elijah and John the Baptist. These garments distinguished them as God’s chosen prophets. The third lining of the tabernacle ceiling symbolized a prophecy and promise of the Savior’s coming! See Malachi 4:5; John 1:23.

cherubim woven into the fine linen ceiling – although they could represent the heavenly host attending God, they may also portray the nurturing, sheltering wings of El Shaddai. See Psalm 17:8; 61:4; 63:7; 91:4.

26:33 – see Matthew 27:51; Hebrews 10:20.

What attributes of God have you observed in your study today? How will this change your relationship with Him?

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