"Exalt the LORD our God, and worship at His holy hill; for the LORD our God is holy." Psalm 99:9
Text: Exodus 26 : 2-6
INTRICATE AND BEAUTIFUL CURTAINS
The Tabernacle was but a temporary Tent erected for the purpose of worship. It was to be especially crafted because it represented the “house of the Lord”. How could a tent dwelling-place be made beautiful? One imagines beauty and majesty to be tied to magnificent buildings with ornate pillars! A challenging way to make the Tabernacle beautiful would be to have intricate and beautiful curtains. There is no question as to the challenge of making these sets of curtains!
“The length of each curtain shall be twenty-eight cubits,
and the width of each curtain four cubits. And every one
of the curtains shall have the same measurements.”
THE ESSENTIAL CONCEPT OF “ONENESS”
The above text described only one set of curtains. Many sets were to be made and they were to be joined in such a way that the curtains were seamlessly joined together.
“Five curtains shall be coupled to one another, and the other five
curtains shall be coupled to one another. And you shall make
loops of blue yarn on the edge of the curtain on the selvedge of one set,
and likewise you shall do on the outer edge of the other curtain
of the second set. Fifty loops you shall make in the one curtain,
and fifty loops you shall make on the edge of the curtain that is
on the end of the second set, that
the loops may be clasped to one another. And you shall make fifty
clasps of gold, and couple the curtains together with the clasps,
so that it may be one tabernacle.”
1. Even if we have but a little knowledge of weaving
Many of us would not be able to fully comprehend the amount of skilled labour that must be poured in, to obtain the desired results! These were anything but simple curtains! The Lord Himself designed these curtains!
2. “So that it may be one tabernacle”
This phrase may be appreciated in two ways:-