VERNA’S DAILY DEVOTIONAL 

THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 2020

EXODUS 31:13

EXODUS 31:13 Speak also to the children of Israel, saying: Surely My Sabbaths you shall keep, for it is a sign between Me and you throughout your generations, that you may know that I am the Lord who sanctifies you.

 

YAHWEH HAD JUST OUTLINED THE EXACT PROCEDURES FOR THE BUILDING OF THE TABERNACLE, GIVING SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS FOR INDIVIDUAL ASSIGNMENTS OF TASKS AND ROLES TO BE PERFORMED, AND ADVISING MOSES TO INFORM THE PEOPLE OF HOW TO PROCEED. HIS INSTRUCTIONS INCLUDED EVERYTHING FROM WOOD CARVING AND ORNAMENTAL TRIM WORK, TO THE CLOTHING THAT THE PRIESTS MUST WEAR WHEN THEY ENTERED THE TABERNACLE.

HE THEN EMPHASIZES THE IMPORTANCE OF THE SABBATH, FOR IT SYMBOLIZES THEIR RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM, AND THAT THEY ARE BEHOLDEN TO HIM. KEEPING THE SABBATH IS A SIGN THAT THEY UNDERSTAND THE SIGNIFICANCE OF WHO HE IS IN RELATION TO THEM, AND THAT KEEPING THE SABBATH ACKNOWLEDGES AND HONOURS WHO HE IS TO THEM. THEY ARE TO HONOUR AND REVERENCE THE GOD OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC, AND JACOB.

ALL BELIEVERS IN THE GOD OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC, AND JACOB MUST LIKEWISE HONOUR AND REVERENCE YAHWEH. WE WOULD ALL DO WELL TO REMEMBER THAT WE WHO BELIEVE ARE ALL “Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise” (Gal.3:29); THEREFORE, WE MUST ALL KEEP HIS SABBATHS, FOR HE IS THE LORD WHO SANCTIFIES US ALL, WHETHER, JEW OR GENTILE BELIEVER.

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