Exodus 25:17-22
And you shall make a mercy seat of pure gold: two cubits and a half shall be the length thereof…

1. Is there a mercy-seat? and may we bring our sins, our wants, and sorrows to it ? Oh, let us avail ourselves of the inestimable privilege. A seat of mercy in a fallen world! how does this bespeak the character and benignity of God! Why will ye die?

2. Is it possible to realize communion with the Holy One in our present lapsed and miserable condition? There will I commune with thee, is the promise of His grace. Let then the children of God seek the closest intimacy with, the Father of their spirits. The glorious brightness of the eternal Godhead is attempered to our enfeebled powers in the human sympathies of the man Christ Jesus. His bosom is the bosom of a friend.

3. Will the Lord open unto us His word, and reveal unto us the purposes of His love? Yes; He will do so, if ye will wait in meditative and prayerful expectation upon Him (Psalm 62:5).

4. Amidst the painful bereavements and separations we are often called to experience here, may we entertain a well-grounded confidence of a blessed re-union in eternity? Assuredly we may. All Israel had but one seat of mercy: God in Christ is also the sinner's friend and the mourner's comforter. In meeting Him, we meet each other in Him. All the sun's bright rays of light centre in a common focus: all believers are but the several radiations of a single Saviour, and all will converge to that central Lord again.

(W. Mudge.)

Parallel Verses
KJV: And thou shalt make a mercy seat of pure gold: two cubits and a half shall be the length thereof, and a cubit and a half the breadth thereof.

WEB: You shall make a mercy seat of pure gold. Two and a half cubits shall be its length, and a cubit and a half its breadth.

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