Today From Psalms
The Tabernacle which was the dwelling place of God’s glory remained at Gilgal after Israel crossed into the promised land. Later it was taken to Shiloh, then later to Nob. David eventually erected a new tabernacle in Jerusalem where it remained until Solomon built his majestic temple. Psalm 87 speaks of this dwelling place of God.
“His foundation is in the holy mountains. The Lord loveth the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob. Glorious things are spoken of thee, O city of God. Selah.” Psalms 87:1-3
In these verses there is a three-fold description given of the tabernacle. First, the foundation is solid. Second, it is preferred above all other dwellings. Third, glorious are the comments made about it.
Today, believers in Jesus Christ are the temple of God. “Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?” I Corinthians 3:16 What described the tabernacle can and should be said of us.
First, we have a firm foundation. “For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.” I Corinthians 3:11 Since Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever, this foundation will never lose its ability to sustain all who put their trust in Him. The everlasting Christ is my everlasting foundation. With Him I am and will always be secure.
Second, we are uniquely loved by God. This does not negate the truth of John 3:16; “For God so loved the world.” But once we believe on Him, our relationship becomes such that we are His children. This is a cause of joy but not foolish pride. I am only His by His marvelous grace.
Third, as I allow the Holy Spirit, who indwells me, to lead me along, then glorious things will be spoken of me. No matter what people may say now, there will be a time when the faithful will hear the Master say; “Well done.” The praise and compliments of man will be nothing in comparison to the words of Jesus in the day we stand before Him. Of course, if I wish to hear Him say “well done,” I must do well now.