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  • Writer's pictureJan Weihl

The Temple Veil (Exo 26)

Updated: Feb 14, 2022

I live in Nebraska, aka, a fly over state. People from other states see Nebraska as flat, boring, and with nothing to offer.



They have no idea if they took a closer look they would see big beautiful blue skies, amazing sunsets, country roads twisting through fields of grain and eagles. We have eagles!!!


What I like about reading the Bible through from Genesis to Revelation and seeking to find life application in each day's reading is that it makes me take a closer look at the fly over books like Exodus; the books with flat boring details that seem not to matter but in reality, really do matter for me!


So today, Exodus 26:31-35 hit me. It gives the specs for the temple veil. As the Israelites were skillfully following all of these specs, they didn't know that they were making a physical blueprint symbolizing how God would provide atonement for our sin.


The veil reminds me that my sin separates me from God's presence. In fact, there's nothing I can do to earn the right to be in God's presence because God cannot tolerate my sin and I can't get rid of it. It takes a perfect sacrifice to atone for my sin.


But when Jesus died on the cross, the veil of the temple tore from top to bottom showing that God removed the veil which separates me from Him. All I have to do is trust in Jesus who was the perfect sacrifice God offered to atone for my sins.


Dear Lord, I'm so thankful to know that I never again have to approach You through priests interceding on my behalf through a veil. Because now I have a great High Priest, who has passed through the veil, through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God. Let me, therefore, come boldly to Your throne, that I may obtain mercy and find grace to help me in times of need. And Lord, I need You now. Please guide and direct me this day and every day that follows, in Jesus' name. Amen (Hebrews 4:14-16)


Jan Weihl

Living Word Ministries




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