EXODUS 27: SACRED AND "GROSS" NOT SEPARATED
Three things strike me about Exodus 27.
- The altar is a huge grill where food is cooked and in many cases eaten by Israel, with God in His Holy presence. Here's what's very important about this: Worship and animal sacrifice and eating are not separate life activities. Life is not divided between the sacred and secular or "gross" tasks of butchering behind closed doors of a food plant, as it is for many of us today.
- The curtain provided an enclosure for the Levite priests to commune with God who said He would remain and be present with Israel.
- The constant light of the lampstand was like the flaming presence of the living God, always burning and alive.
Greg Taylor preaches for The Journey. Greg's wife, Jill, teaches math at Broken Arrow High School and Tulsa Community College. Greg and Jill have three adult children, Ashley, Anna, and Jacob. Greg is the author of many books, including his latest co-authored with Randy Harris, Daring Faith: Meeting Jesus in the Book of John.