And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,…
I. THE TABERNACLE.
1. Its general character.
2. Its contents.
II. THE PRIESTHOOD FOR THE TABERNACLE.
III. THE SYMBOLIC MEANING OF BOTH TABERNACLE AND PRIESTHOOD.
1. Scriptural evidence of the symbolic character of these.
(1) The Mosaic ritual, as a whole, is declared to be this (Hebrews 10:1).
(2) Parts of it declared symbolic (Hebrews 9:6-9).
2. Some of its symbols explained.
(1) The propitiatory in the "Holy of Holies" (1 John 2:2).
(2) The veil dividing the "holy place" from the "most holy" (Hebrews 10:19, 20).
(3) The sacrifices of the Mosaic ritual (Hebrews 9:13, 14).
3. The priesthood a symbol.
(1) In its appointment (Hebrews 5:1-5; Hebrews 8:1-5; Hebrews 9:11, 12).
(2) In its contrast (Hebrews 7:11-28; Hebrews 9:23-28; Hebrews 10:1-13).Lessons:
1. The importance and duty of studying the Old Testament in order to understand the New Testament.
2. The marked superiority of the Christian over the Mosaic dispensation.
3. Our weightier responsibilities over those of old.
4. The all-sufficiency of Christ as Redeemer, Priest, and Friend.
5. Our paramount duties — to accept, trust, and obey Him.
(D. C. Hughes, M. A.)
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