I was reading in Exodus today and came across the detailed references concerning the Ark of the Covenant. Sometimes Christians wonder why all of those details are there, but let me tell you what God reminded me of in reading them once again. The Ark was really just a fancy box with poles attached to the sides for carrying. It was what was inside the Ark that made it special. The Ark contained the two tablets of stone that God had given to Moses on Mount Sinai. Those tablets were “handwritten” by God with the Ten Commandments etched there by Him. It was the highest expression of what is right and wrong ever given to man. It was also impossible for flawed man to perfectly keep them. And so above the Ark, right over the top of it, was the “Mercy Seat.” It was where God met with Moses and eventually the High Priest. The Holy God of All had expressed and codified the Ten Commandments as the standard of His holiness. But God, being Who He is, related to man at the Mercy Seat. He is still the same. Holy beyond all we can know of holiness. But willing to bend to man in mercy in order to relate to us. I so love Him for that. Don’t hold back from going to Him. He still sits on the Mercy Seat, the sacrifice of His Son Jesus, and is open armed ready for you to go to Him. Blessings, PBIf you enjoyed this post, make sure you subscribe to my RSS feed!
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