每日诗歌: 雲上太陽 （https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4639KXolik4）
“出埃及记”接下来的几章是神给摩西关于建造帐幕非常具体的指示，帐幕是神自己在旷野在以色列民中的居所。我们不可能理解神为什么要这样设计，但有一点是很清楚的：神要他的居所被精准地建造成他向摩西所指示的样式（25:9，26:30）。有人说，神是在告诉摩西造一个天上圣殿的复制品。也许吧。但我从那些看似繁琐的指示里所得到的信息是神一心想要在那里，想要在旷野中，想要在他的民中。 “... ...我要在那里与你相会”（25:22）。这让我非常感动。
Exodus 25 [Read]
Exodus 26 [Read]
Matthew 21:1-22 [Read]
A dream home is a very popular term these days. Many people want to have a home specifically designed to fit all their needs and desires, and they are willing to put in lots of money and time to build such a dream home. But except for the owner, it’s hard for others to figure out why his dream home was designed in such a way.
The next few chapters of Exodus contain very specific instructions God gave Moses about the tabernacle, which is the residence of God himself among the Israelites in the wilderness. It is not possible for us to understand why God designed it that way, but one thing was very clear: God wanted His residence to be constructed exactly like the pattern He showed to Moses (25:9, 26:30). Some says that God was telling Moses to build an exact replica of his temple in heaven. Maybe so. But the message I got from those seemingly tedious instructions is that God had every intention to be there, to be in the wilderness, to be with His people. “There…I will meet with you” (25:22). That really touches me.
On the other hand, today’s Matthew reading is about Jesus driving merchants out of the temple court. It was supposed to be a temple of prayer, but the Jewish people had made it into a “den of robbers”. According to the historians, the temple of the 1st century was a magnificent building in the center of Jerusalem. However, God was no longer among the people there for they had lost their true devotion to God. Instead, they were focusing on their own gain and power. Therefore, how could we blame the only begotten son of God for doing what he did?
“Do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit?” (1 Co 6:19). For the true disciples of Christ, God has left instructions on how to build his spiritual temple. That instruction is the Word of God in the Bible, and He has every intention to be in that spiritual temple with His people just as He did in the wilderness. Let us diligently follow these instructions, so we may build the dream home for Him in each one of us。
Keep on reading. You have finished the first month.