Topic: A Veil For Protection
[DCLM Daily Manna 3 March 2020 Daily Devotional by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi]
Text: Exodus 26:31-37
31 And thou shalt make a vail of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen of cunning work: with cherubims shall it be made:
32 And thou shalt hang it upon four pillars of shittim wood overlaid with gold: their hooks shall be of gold, upon the four sockets of silver.
33 And thou shalt hang up the vail under the taches, that thou mayest bring in thither within the vail the ark of the testimony: and the vail shall divide unto you between the holy place and the most holy.
34 And thou shalt put the mercy seat upon the ark of the testimony in the most holy place.
35 And thou shalt set the table without the vail, and the candlestick over against the table on the side of the tabernacle toward the south: and thou shalt put the table on the north side.
36 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.
37 And thou shalt make for the hanging five pillars of shittim wood, and overlay them with gold, and their hooks shall be of gold: and thou shalt cast five sockets of brass for them.
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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 remarkable story was told of a soldier who, having been left behind by his retreating colleagues and finding no way of escape, dashed into a little cave for protection. He soon heard voices and footsteps of enemy 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 cunning cobwebs across the entrance of the cave. He was still wondering how some few cobwebs could protect him when the first enemy soldier approached the entrance of the cave, broke the cobwebs and graciously turned back. “Men, let’s go!” He said, “He can’t be here. There are cobwebs all over the entrance”. Thus, the Lord delivered the poor soldier with the aid of insignificant 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 prevented the priests from looking into the holy of holies. Another veil was for the outer door of the tabernacle.
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 great and terrible wilderness; there were neither physical walls nor iron and concrete bars to protect them. God was their security. As believers, we should not place our trust in the security arrangements put in place in our neighborhoods. We should not trust in the arm of flesh but wholly lean on Christ’s blood and faithfulness. That is the only way to guarantee our protection.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Trust in God’s security is surer than any military might.
THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Leviticus 18-20