The first thing that God commanded Israel once the covenant had been consummated was:
And let them construct a sanctuary for Me, that I may dwell among them (Exodus 25:8).
Later He declared that He had brought Israel out of Egypt for this purpose (Exodus 29:45-46). Moses was given the specifications for God’s house. A free-will offering was taken to assemble the construction materials and Moses chose skilled workers to construct it. Finally, after several months of work, the house was completed. It was erected and dedicated on the first day of the first month of the second year of Israel’s journey. When it was dedicated, God’s Glory filled the tabernacle. [Read more…]