"O Israel, trust in the LORD; He is their help and their shield." Psalm 115:9
Text: Exodus 27 : 6-8
PROVISION FOR THE CARRYING OF THE HOLY ARTICLES
God had given clear and definite instructions concerning the articles used for Tabernacle Worship. While permanence was in mind, the fact was that Israel was still on the move towards the Promised Land! Of necessity, provision must be made for the carrying of the articles that would be consecrated for the purpose of worship. God made provision for the carrying of these articles.
“And you shall make poles for the altar, poles of acacia wood,
and overlay them with bronze. The poles shall be put in the rings,
and the poles shall be on the two sides of the altar to bear it.
You shall make it hollow with boards; as it was shown you
on the mountains, so shall they make it.”
1. The use of poles
Poles were to be used for the carrying of the ark of the Testimony (Cf. Exodus 25:12-16). The Table for the Showbread was also to be carried with poles too (Cf. Exodus 25:26-27). The latest addition concerned the Altar for burnt offering.
2. The symbolic significance
How should we understand the provision of poles to carry these holy objects used in Tabernacle worship?