His Sanctuary

Exodus 25:8 “Then have them make a sanctuary for me, and I will dwell among them.” (NIV)*



God wanted to be with his children

So offerings, He asked them to bring

Pure gold, purple yarn, fine linen and such

Their most precious, treasured things.


They made a sanctuary for the Lord

Exactly like the pattern He showed

God knew what the tabernacle required

Measurements and placement, just so.


His plan was a dwelling place

Heart offerings became heaven’s home

Preparing the way for His offering–

When heart’s sanctuary would become His own.


poem and photo by Patty Perkins


Exodus 25:2 “…You are to receive the offering for me from each man whose heart prompts him to give.” (NIV)*

Exodus 25:9 “Make this tabernacle and all its furnishings exactly like the pattern I will show you.” (NIV)*

*The One Year Bible, New International Version, copyright 1986, Tyndale House Publishers, Wheaton, Illinois.

Check out today’s reading, Exodus 25:1-40, for details about the Old Testament sanctuary…glad He provided a new way!


About Patty Perkins

I'm Patty, writer of the devotional blog, Beside Quiet Waters. I love writing, reading and taking long walks with my camera. I've been married to my loving husband for 32 years and we have two grown sons. I am thankful for a place to spill ink, in hopes of encouraging others to find daily hope and inspiration in God's Word. View all posts by Patty Perkins

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