Moreover you shall make the tabernacle with ten curtains of fine twined linen, and blue, and purple, and scarlet…
I. THAT THE GLORY OF GOD IS HIDDEN TO ALL WHO STAND OUTSIDE JESUS CHRIST. Man cannot surprise God and penetrate His secrets.
II. THAT IN CHRIST THE GLORY OF GOD IS MOST BRIGHTLY REVEALED.
1. There is such a thing as regarding Christ from the outside; and then, as the Jews, we see no beauty in Him.
2. There is such a thing as knowing Christ as a great Teacher, a great Example; "the goats' hair curtains hooked with brass."
3. But it is only when we believe in Christ as the Son of God, and rest in Him as such, that we behold the fulness of His glory. The colours are the symbols of the different names of God; blue signifies the special revelation of God, being the colour of heaven and ether; red denotes the highest dignity, majesty, and royal power; crimson is that which fire and blood have in common, and symbolizes, therefore, life in its full extent. In Christ, the love, the life, the beauty, the majesty of God are most brightly expressed.
III. THAT IN CHRIST IS EVERLASTING SECURITY AND BLESSEDNESS.
(W. L. Watkinson.)
Parallel VersesKJV: 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.