READ EXODUS 25:1–9
Every four years Americans elect a president, the most powerful position in the country. Early in United States history, it was decided that the president should have a place to live that would befit such an honored person. In 1792, the building of the White House began so the president could have a magnificent residence.
It was important that the house be located among the people and not in an isolated, remote area. His presence needed to be seen by both leaders and common citizens.
When Almighty God gave Moses the detailed instructions for building the tabernacle, He said that His Presence would reside there. His Presence is far greater than that of any earthly leader.
“Then have them make a sanctuary for me, and I will dwell among them” (Exodus 25:8).
When believers come together to worship God, they experience the joy and peace of His Presence. They have the security that He is watching over them and that He will never leave them alone. Rejoice that He still dwells among His people.
Thought for Today: You can face today assured that God is near and you are His beloved child.
Quicklook: Exodus 25:8–9