“You shall put the mercy seat on top of the ark, and in the ark you shall put the Testimony that I will give you. And there I will meet with you, and I will speak with you from above the mercy seat, from between the two cherubim which are on the ark of the Testimony, about everything which I will give you in commandment to the children of Israel.” (Exodus 25:21-22)
God had been giving instructions to Moses on building the Tabernacle. In one area of this Tabernacle, the Most Holy Place, God instructed Moses to build an ark above which was a mercy seat. God said, “And there I will meet with you…” (Exodus 25:21). In the Old Testament, only the High Priest was allowed in this Most Holy Place to be able to “meet with God”.
Today, as Christians we no longer have to go through a High Priest to “meet with God”. Christ has made it possible for us to enter into the Most Holy Place through His blood. “Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way which He consecrated for us, through the veil, that is, His flesh, and having a High Priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.” (Hebrews 10:19-23).
As a Christian, I have the privilege of meeting with God everyday by letting Him speak to me through His Word and for me to speak with Him through prayer. May God bless you as you take time to meet with Him today!
“I will meditate on Your precepts, And contemplate Your ways. I will delight myself in Your statutes; I will not forget Your word.” (Psalm 119:15-16).