Exodus 26:1-14
Moreover you shall make the tabernacle with ten curtains of fine twined linen, and blue, and purple, and scarlet…

The beautiful and costly cherub-curtained habitation bears some analogy to the believer, to the Church, to Christ, and to heaven.

I. TO THE BELIEVER. God, who dwelt within these curtains, condescends to dwell graciously in the heart of every true Israelite — "saints are an habitation of God through the Spirit." As the Tabernacle was more beautiful within than without, so are God's children. They are clothed with the spotless robe of Emmanuel's righteousness, and adorned with humility, love, holiness, and heavenly-mindedness.

II. TO THE CHURCH. Believers, of whom the Church is composed, although scattered among many sects of professing Christians, are yet all one in Christ Jesus. As the curtains though woven separately were afterwards sewed together and formed two great curtains, which, when hung, were united into one by means of loops of blue and clasps of gold, so God's children are knit together by the silver ties of affection and bound together by the golden clasps of love.

III. TO CHRIST. He was the true Tabernacle, which "the Lord pitched and not man."

IV. TO HEAVEN. There angels and saints behold God-shining, not by a mere as symbol He did within the cherub-curtains, but in the "face of Jesus Christ!" There are those glorious beings who are mighty in strength (and whose perfections probably were shadowed forth in the cherubs that stood upon the mercy-seat and adorned roof and walls), even thousands and tens of thousands of holy angels, guardians of the saints while on earth, and their companions and fellow-worshippers for ever in the heavenly temple.

(W. Brown.)

Parallel Verses
KJV: Moreover thou shalt make the tabernacle with ten curtains of fine twined linen, and blue, and purple, and scarlet: with cherubims of cunning work shalt thou make them.

WEB: "Moreover you shall make the tabernacle with ten curtains; of fine twined linen, and blue, and purple, and scarlet, with cherubim. The work of the skillful workman you shall make them.

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