BIBLE READING: Exodus 24-27
As you continue to read through the book of Exodus, you can’t help but notice the specific detail that God gives to the Israelites as to how they were to construct the tabernacle and its contents. It is almost as if God has given them a blueprint of everything, all the way down to the tiniest of details. Have you ever wondered why God was so specific? Couldn’t God have gotten by with just some general instructions for them to manage? To answer these questions, I want to ask you a question, “how do you like your hamburger? I know that may sound like a crazy segway that has nothing to do with God’s dwelling place with man, but seriously…how do you like your hamburger? Do you like it with pickles and onions? Do you like it with a regular bun or a sesame seed bun? What about lettuce and tomato, or bacon and onion rings? If you are asking me, I like my burger with lettuce, tomato, extra pickles, cheddar cheese, jalapenos, mustard, ketchup, light mayo (because I am watching my weight) and dash of A-1. Now, you may be different, you like your burger plain, you may cringe at the sight of pickles, but it doesn’t matter because it is not your burger! This is the burger that I like; it has what I want on it and nothing I don’t want on it. My burger, My choice! The tabernacle is God’s dwelling place with man, it is His house. If it is His house, doesn’t He have the right to have it His way? Of course He does, because it is His house. Besides, our God is not a God who just does something because He wants too. Every one of these details have a special meaning and application for us today within the church. I don’t care how you want your hamburger, because it is your hamburger. If God chose to be worshipped a specific way, even when I may not understand it…He has the right to ask it to be done a certain way.