Monday September 19, 2011
We had a little lesson in the Old Testament tabernacle on Sunday.
I never realized that two important elements in the tabernacle connect the dots from the Old Testament to the new, and they serve as a reminder for me today.
The showbread was placed on a special table in the tabernacle. It consisted of twelve loaves of bread baked of the finest flour, representing the twelve tribes of Israel. The showbread was also called the “bread of the presence,” signifying God’s presence and His desire to commune with us.
And on a table illuminating the showbread was the lampstand. It was the only light in the tabernacle, enabling the priest’s work to be accomplished. The lampstand shed light on the showbread, the bread of presence—symbol of the coming Bread of Life.
Today’s question was, “Where is the lampstand?”
In Revelation, the church is referred to as a lampstand—its purpose is to illuminate His presence.
I’m part of that lampstand. My question is, “What do I shed light on?”
Do I take the lampstand where it doesn’t need to be, trying to shed light on the unimportant? Am I fastened on the mirror…does the lampstand illumine my glory or His?
The lampstand’s purpose—my purpose—is to illuminate, spotlight Him.
May I shine the light on the Worthiest of Presence today.
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