“For a tent was prepared, the first section, in which were the lampstand and the table and the bread of the Presence. It is called the Holy Place.”
We know from studying the Old Testament that the tabernacle was a rectangular divided into two uneven rooms. The first of those rooms was called the Holy Place. The second, the Most Holy Place. They were strict regulations about the building and arrangments to these two rooms and no deviation was allowed in materials, plans, or purpose.
The construction of the tabernacle is covered in Exodus chapters thirty-five and thirty-six. We learn details of the walls and coverings. In the next chapter of Exodus we are told about how the ark was made, the table, and the lampstand. On and on it goes. Not general ideas but detailed ones after a pattern laid down by God Himself. This first room was separate from the second one. Or perhaps we should say, the second room was separated from the first by a curtain. What could be done and who could do it in the first room was also spelled out.
Task for Today: To get the feel of the magnitude of this project reread parts of these chapters. Keep in mind as you do how precise God was in giving these instructions. Attention to detail is certainly a trait of God and is manifested nowhere more clearly than in you.