Summarize the day’s reading in one paragraph.
These chapters described the temple floor plan in extensive detail. Measurements were given for every nook and cranny of the temple. Everything was perfect and planned out in perfection.
What is one key verse? Why?
“ ‘Son of man, describe the temple to the people of Israel, that they may be ashamed of their sins. Let them consider its perfection, and if they are ashamed of all they have done, make known to them the design of the temple—its arrangement, its exits and entrances—its whole design and all its regulations and laws. Write these down before them so that they may be faithful to its design and follow all its regulations. “This is the law of the temple: All the surrounding area on top of the mountain will be most holy. Such is the law of the temple. “
How does what you read change your vision of God?
God is specific and clear with his standards. He desires for us to have a very clear understanding of who he is and how we are to live.
How does what you read change your vision of yourself or others?
The detail of the description of the temple was important to God. The perfection of the temple reflected God and not man. In fact it directly was meant to humble us in our imperfection. I can struggle with feeling as though perfection is attainable or desirable in my life or at least that I can present myself as close to perfect to others. Instead I should elevate my imperfections to show even more so the perfection of my creator.
How will you Go With God because of this reading? (What is an action step?)
We must remind each other of God’s perfection as well as acknowledge our continued imperfections. When we remember why we need Jesus we can live a more humble life following God’s law.
Where did you see Jesus in these chapters? (What made you think about Jesus?)
Jesus is our ultimate symbol of perfection that reminds us of our sinfulness.