January 30, 2006
Read Exodus 38
Brazen Altar for burnt offering; Tabernacle courtyard; priest's garments
The "lid" of the
On the Day of Atonement, the high priest sprinkled the blood of an innocent goat on the Mercy Seat, then in front of it seven times (Leviticus 16:14) The number seven is symbolic of the perfect salvation and forgiveness of sins which would later be made possible through Jesus Christ.
As you prayerfully read the Word of God daily and worship the Lord, His indwelling presence will bring meaning to your life. The Law provides the "knowledge" of sin, but it cannot provide the "forgiveness" of sin (Galatians 2:16; 3:11). The Law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ (John 1:17). Jesus is the One in whom we have redemption through His blood, even the forgiveness of sins (Colossians 1:14).
Through the Golden Altar and its incense — representing prayers going up to heaven (Exodus 39:38; also Revelation 5:8; 8:3-4). Christ prayed for us. Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on Me through their word (John 17:20).
38:17 chapiters of silver = tops of silver; 38:18 answerable = corresponding to; 39:2 ephod = high priest's outer garment; 39:3 wires = fine strings, threads; 39:13 ouches = settings for a brooch worn as jewelry; 39:15 wreathen = twisted, braided.
Pray for The International Shortwave Radio Broadcast sponsored by M. Ora Anderson · Staff: Benjamin Wallace · Government Officials: Gov. John Baldacci (ME), Vice President Dick Cheney, and Rep. Frank Wolf (VA) · Country: Ghana (19 million) in western Africa · Major languages: English and African languages · The government permits freedom to churches and missionaries that do not get involved in politics · 31% belief in spirits and witches; 22% Protestant; 17% Muslim; 11% Roman Catholic · Prayer Suggestion: Ask for boldness in telling others about the Lord (Psalm 119:46).
Memory Verse for the Week: Colossians 1:16