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MOTIVATED TO BUILD

June 29, 2017

Thursday

 

Exodus 27:1

 

“And you shall make the altar of acacia wood, five cubits long and five cubits wide; the altar shall be square, and its height shall be three cubits.

 

LESSON

 

As you get closer to God, the emphasis is on the person of Christ. As you move farther out, the emphasis is on the work of Christ. This bronze altar “received” (i.e., in God’s behalf) the offerings of the Israelites. God met the Israelite where he was, in the courtyard, rather than where He was, within the veil. Nevertheless the Israelite had to make a special effort to approach God, by entering the courtyard to present his offering.

 

The position of the Altar just inside the entrance to the court made it as clear as symbology could that the beginning of fellowship between God and man must be in sacrifice. “It speaks of the cross of Christ, and of the fact that He is actually the One who died in man’s stead. The cross was God’s chosen altar of sacrifice. What is yours?

 

Memory Verse: 1 Kings 6:9

 

You will never reach your destination if you mind those that are always against you

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