And you shall make boards for the tabernacle of shittim wood standing up.…
Were they golden boards? Every believer is a partaker of the Divine nature (2 Peter 1:4). They are born from above, and they are heavenly minded. Their affection is set on things above. God's people are a holy people. "The beauty of holiness" is the gold with which God will beautify and adorn His people. The knots and grains of the wood were all hidden from view beneath plates of pure gold. God hides all our imperfections from view beneath the gold of His perfect righteousness.
(R. E. Sears.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And thou shalt make boards for the tabernacle of shittim wood standing up.