Devotional Readings, M'Cheyne Bible Reading Notes

Exodus 40 – The Glory of the LORD

I’m a chapter behind. But today’s reading the book ends. And the tabernacle is set up. Check up the post I’m putting up later today on the Regulative Principle of Worship. But here we begin reading:

Exo 40:1  And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

Exo 40:2  On the first day of the first month shalt thou set up the tabernacle of the tent of the congregation.

Notice all the details, and then presence of the LORD. It’s enough to just rest and reflect upon these verses. Maybe reflect upon how just a few days ago we read another account of God’s glory from John 17.

Joh 17:4  I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do.

Joh 17:5  And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.

Joh 17:10  And all mine are thine, and thine are mine; and I am glorified in them.

Joh 17:22  And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:

Joh 17:24  Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.

Exo 40:34  Then a cloud covered the tent of the congregation, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle.

Exo 40:35  And Moses was not able to enter into the tent of the congregation, because the cloud abode thereon, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle.

Exo 40:36  And when the cloud was taken up from over the tabernacle, the children of Israel went onward in all their journeys:

Exo 40:37  But if the cloud were not taken up, then they journeyed not till the day that it was taken up.

Exo 40:38  For the cloud of the LORD was upon the tabernacle by day, and fire was on it by night, in the sight of all the house of Israel, throughout all their journeys.

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