Jesus at the Center of It All

In Chapter 2 of Numbers God gives direction for how He wants the Israelites to arrange their camp. They were instructed to pitch their tents around the Tabernacle with 3 tribes to the east, 3 tribes to the south, 3 tribes to the west, and 3 to the north. If you had a drone and took an aerial photo of the whole camp it would be shaped like a cross with the Tabernacle at the heart of it.  The big idea here is that God wants our life to be structured in such a way that Jesus is at the center of it all. Remember that the Tabernacle represents God’s presence dwelling among us in a physical and tangible way. In John 1:14 we are told that “The Word became flesh and dwelt (tabernacled) among us, and we have beheld His glory, the glory of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.” 

How is your daily routine structured? What is at the center of your life? What might need to get rearranged this week in order to have a more Jesus-centered life?

Bonus Insight – the tribe of Judah (Judah means “Praise”) was positioned right outside the gate to the tabernacle. So, in order to enter God’s presence you had to go through Praise. Adding some praise and worship music to your day can help you enter into God’s presence.

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