WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1
Scripture: Exodus 25:8, 28:36, 31:18, 40:9, Habakkuk 2:20
In Exodus 25:8 the Lord told Moses to build a house so He could dwell among them. In Exodus 28:36, they engraved a signet for the high priest to wear: Holiness to the Lord which was to be placed on his forehead so God would always see it and accept all he did. This is a picture of how we walk holy and acceptable to God. In Exodus 31:18 God finished instructions by giving Moses two tablets of stone, written with the fire of His finger. In Exodus 40:9, once the tabernacle was erected, it was sanctified, anointed and declared Holy by the application of the anointing oil! Do we understand the necessity of a holy temple for the Lord! Habakkuk 2:20 says, “But the Lord is in His holy temple. Let all the earth keep silence before Him.” Aaron lost two sons for their violation of holiness. Israel walked away from God and became two kingdoms and had to learn the hard way about the importance of temple holiness! All these examples are written for us upon whom the ends of the world have come! If we are the temple of God as 1 Corinthians 6:19 says, then maintaining holiness is paramount to see Christ’s fullness being formed in us! Do we understand the necessity of holiness for God’s house? Israel did not and periodically God became their enemy! Do we have evidence of God being for us or against us? As a nation, we have the evidence of His intervention in the last election. God is trying to bless America by destroying the anti-Christ policies of the previous administration!