Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | January 5, 2016

Perfectly Precise

jan5“[There is] one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.” Ephesians 4:6(NIV)

While I typically find the Bible to be inspiring and applicable, I have to admit that the passages outlining the details and dimensions of the Old Testament Tabernacle felt a bit irrelevant. Obviously, understanding the significance of the Tabernacle is important; but do we need to be concerned with all the mundane details? I mean…should we care that a certain curtain for the Tabernacle was 4 cubits wide and spun from goat hair? (And what is a cubit, anyway?!) Yet, because all scripture is useful (2 Tim 3:16) and God is perfectly precise, I knew there had to be a reason He chose to preserve the intricacies of this historical blueprint.

Intrigued, I did a bit of research and learned that this in-depth account serves as a great object lesson for the way God designs and orders the intricate details of our lives. After all, if He cared so much about a tent made by the hands of men, would He not care even more for that which He crafted by his own hands? There will always be seasons when the events of our lives feel unplanned and haphazard. But as the detailed specifics of the Tabernacle reveal, our God is not prone to acts of chance or disorder. When we wonder if there is sovereign purpose to the hairy circumstances of our lives, we can be certain God is not only aware of what’s going on, but He is working in, through and over those details with unwavering precision.

“Lord, I thank You for this wonderful illustration of how much You care about the small things in life. Help us rest in You today and trust that You are carefully overseeing ALL aspects of our lives.”

For His Glory

Claudia Dempsey
TRBC Coffee Break

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