Parents, in today’s Bible story your child heard that God leads people to worship Him. God gave Moses special instructions for building a place of worship—the tabernacle. This tent was the tangible evidence of God’s presence among His people.
Our Daily Bible Reading for Monday is from the Psalm exalting that The King is Holy which connects to our Life Point: God leads people to worship Him.
“First, the tabernacle is seen as a tented palace for Israel’s divine king. He is enthroned on the ark of the covenant in the innermost Holy of Holies (the Most Holy Place). His royalty is symbolized by the purple of the curtains and his divinity by the blue. The closer items are to the Holy of Holies, the more valuable are the metals (bronze→silver→gold) of which they are made.” Read “What Does the Tabernacle Symbolize?” by Justin Taylor here: https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/justin-taylor/what-does-the-tabernacle-symbolize/
A common teaching in many eastern religions is karma, the idea that your actions today determine what happens to you in the future. Unfortunately, this mistaken idea that you get what you deserve is not limited to eastern religion. Many in the church think it makes sense in explaining suffering: you’ve sinned and you are being punished with suffering. Even in the oldest written book in the Bible, men tried to use this argument to explain Job’s suffering.
Take it Further: Check out the “The Tabernacle Was Built” section of the Bible Studies For Life: Kids Family App. This exciting FREE app allows your children to dig deeper into the weekly lessons using fun games and activities.
Now that you have it memorized, use the Unit Verse to encourage you to tell others about how God is working in your life. Who will you tell this week?