Topic: A Veil For Protection
[DCLM Daily Manna 25 January 2019 Daily Devotional by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi]
Text: Exodus 26:31-37 (KJV)
Key Verse: “And thou shalt make an hanging for the door of the tent, of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen, wrought with needlework” (Exodus 26:36).
A soldier who was left behind by his retreating colleagues dashed into a little cave for safety. He soon heard voices and footsteps of enemy forces approaching. Fearing for his life, he closed his eyes in the open cave and prayed for God’s protection. Presently, a little spider soon set to work its cobwebs across the entrance of the cave. The first enemy soldier approached the entrance of the cave, broke the cobwebs and turned back. “Men, let’s go!” He said. “He can’t be here. Nobody has been here for a long time. There are cobwebs all over the entrance”. Thus, the Lord delivered the poor soldier with the aid of cobwebs.
From our text, a veil or curtain, separated the holy place from the most holy place. It was hung upon four pillars. This veil was for a partition between the holy place and the most holy place. Another covering was for the outer door of the tabernacle. This was the defence the tabernacle had. God takes care of His Church on earth. A curtain shall be, if God please to make it so, as strong a defence to his house, as gates of brass and bars of iron.
With the abundant wealth in the tabernacle, and leaving it thus exposed, one would think it might be a temptation for thieves; but God is mighty enough to defend His house.
“There is no king saved by the multitude of an host: a mighty man is not delivered by much strength” (Psalm 33:16). God led the Israelites through the wilderness; there were neither physical walls nor iron and concrete bars to protect them. God was their security. As believers, we should not put absolute trust in the security arrangement in our neighbourhoods; we should not trust in the arm of flesh but wholly lean on Jesus’ blood.
Thought For The Day: Don’t be like the ostrich which thinks security is burying its head in the sand.
Bible Reading In One Year: Exodus 30-32