We just finished our 9th week of our Beth Moore Bible Study, A Woman’s Heart: God’s Dwelling Place. It has been quiet a journey. I’ve never studied the Tabernacle in such depth. In fact, I’m not sure I’ve ever completed a Bible study on just the Tabernacle. God was so specific about the construction of the Tabernacle. Every single detail was important. This week, we took a closer look at the Ark of the Testimony and it’s contents.
The Heart of the Testimony
Day 1 of The Heart of the Testimony: The Mercy Seat
The mercy seat was made with pure gold. The Mercy Seat was the place where God appeared in a cloud, just above the seat. The Mercy Seat is the place where God met with man. Jesus is our Mercy Seat.
Day 2 of The Heart of the Testimony: The Gardener’s Shears
A gardener’s job is to prune the branches so that the plant will bear healthy fruit.
God is our Gardener who prunes us to be the persons He created us to be. God uses two methods to prune us: His Word and Circumstances (Trials)
We are the staff (referring to Aaron’s rod) our great High Priest left behind to testify to His authority and authenticity in the midst of a perverse generation. People will know us by our fruit. – Beth Moore
Day 3 of The Heart of the Testimony: The Ten Commandments
The Ten Commandments are also known as The Tables of the Covenant. God wrote the Ten Commandments with His finger. Jesus came to fulfill the law.
The manna, the budding staff, the Ten Commandments. All three were preserved in the Ark – the coffin. Only through the death of One to come would there be true bread on which to live, a great High Priest to intercede, and glorious liberty through the fulfillment of the law. – Beth Moore
Day 4 of The Heart of the Testimony: Finished Work
The Tabernacle was complete. The work was done. After God inspected all the elements of the Tabernacle, he found that the Tabernacle had been built just as God commanded. Moses blessed the children of Israel.
Day 5 of The Heart of the Testimony: A Cross in the Desert
The Tabernacle was finished. All the contents were properly put in place. God then, commanded that the Tabernacle be anointed with oil. The Dwelling Place was ready for God to meet with man.
I recommend that you complete A Woman’s Heart: God’s Dwelling Place by Beth Moore on your own or in a group. It is an in depth study of the Tabernacle, it’s representation in Jesus, and life applications for today. You can get your copy here.
Get all the lesson summaries from this Bible study here.