Someone Saw and Touched the Ark of the Covenant

To read the Bible in a year, read Exodus 37 and 38.
Exodus 37 begins, “Then Bezalel made the ark of acacia wood” (v. 1). That was interesting. Moses then reported on what Bezalel did (v. 2-8). Moses ended with, “The cherubim spread out their wings above, and covered the mercy seat with their wings. They faced one another; the faces of the cherubim were toward the mercy seat” (v. 9). Again that caught my attention. Why? Well, no one was supposed to see or touch the Ark of the Covenant, the mercy seat, and the cherubim, except for the priests who moved it and the high priest who saw it once a year. Yet, Bezalel saw and touched it because he made it! Whoever brought the materials to him, saw and touch those things also!
So then, the sacredness of those things was not in the materials, but when consecrated them for the work of the Lord, they became holy objects. We differ not from other people, but when we consecrate ourselves for the work of the Lord through baptism in Jesus, we become holy objects. Use yourself for the glory of God.

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