Psalm 77:13 says, “Thy way, O God, is in the sanctuary.” If you’d like some meaningful chapters to memorize, or just read and meditate upon, consider these passages that show us the way of salvation. Each piece of furniture in the earthly tabernacle was highly symbolic of deep spiritual lessons for us. Join me in exploring them, as part of your daily devotions.

Outer Court (Holy Spirit at work)

  1. Gate–praise
    • Psalm 100, “…Enter into his gates with praise…”
    • Psalm 103, “Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me…”
  2. Altar of Sacrifice–humility
    • Isaiah 53, “…He is brought as a lamb to the slaughter…”
  3. Lavar–forgiveness, repentance
    • Psalm 51, “…Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin…”

Holy Place (Jesus at work)

  1. Lampstand–discipleship, Jesus as the Light of the World
    • John 1:1-14, “…And the light shines in the darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not…”
    • Psalm 23, “…Yea, though I walk through the shadow of death…”
  2. Table of Showbread–service, Jesus as the Bread of Life
    • Matthew 5:1-12 (Beatitudes), “…Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst for righteousness…”
    • 1 Corinthians 13 (the love chapter), “…and now abides faith, hope, and love…”
  3. Altar of Incense–prayer
    • Psalm 91, “…He will call on me, and I will answer…”
    • Psalm 121, “I will lift up my eyes to the hills–From whence comes my help?…”

Most Holy Place (Our Father at work)

  • Ark of the Covenant–faith and obedience
    • Exodus 20:3-17 (the Ten Commandments)
    • Ephesians 6:10-18 (the armor or God)
    • John 14:1-3, “Let not your heart be troubled, you believe in God…”
    • Hebrews 11 (the faith chapter), “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for…”
    • Revelation 14:6-12 (the three angels’ messages), “…Here is the patience of the saints; here are those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus.”

I highly recommend Bible memorization as a way to “hide God’s word in your heart” (Psalm 119:11). Particularly helpful is reading your selection daily out loud, if you can, for fifty days (or fifty times), before beginning your rote memorization. This not only makes the process easier later on, but helps you understand the passage better and think about personal implications, which increases its value for you spiritually.

Happy learning! ~from a teacher