Daily Devotions


Day 250

"Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name." Psalm 100:4

Text: Exodus 27 : 9-12,16-19


There were essentially two courts in the Tabernacle. The inner court was not accessible to the general public. Only the priests who were on duty would have access to the inner court. There was also an outer court, where worshippers may come and offer worship. The outer court was of necessity much larger than the inner one.


The outer court was also to be beautifully constructed. It would make perfect sense to maintain the high standard that had already been established in the planning for the construction of the Tabernacle.

“You shall also make the court of the Tabernacle…”

1. The south side (length)

Twenty pillars would be erected on the south side. These would have beautiful “woven linen” hanging on the walls (Exodus 27:9-10).

2. The north side (length)

This would be the mirror of the south side. Symmetry would enhance the beauty of the court of the Tabernacle. Pillars and hangings of woven linen would be the features (Exodus 27:11). Expert weavers would have to be engaged to make these beautiful curtains (Cf. Exodus 26:36; 27:16).

3. The west side (width)

The width was noticeably shorter. It would only have ten pillars. The walls would also be covered with woven linen (Exodus 27:12)

4. The east side (width)

This side would be the mirror image of the west side. Beauty in symmetry must be maintained.

5. The gate of the court

Provision was also made for the gate of the court. This gate is distinguished from the door of the tabernacle (Exodus 26:36). This gate would also utilize the now familiar “blue, purple, and scarlet thread, and fine woven linen” (Exodus 27:16-18).

6. Bronze – a major element utilized

Bronze was to be used extensively, next to gold. This was a very strong and versatile alloy.

“All the utensils of the tabernacle for all its service,
all its pegs, and all the pegs of the court, shall be of bronze.”
EXODUS 27:19