The last chapter of Exodus and the setting up of the Tabernacle was precisely one year after the Israelites exited Egypt.
On the first day of the first month shalt thou set up the Tabernacle of the tent of the congregation. Exodus 40:2
After Moses set up the Tabernacle and everything was ready, God came and settled there, and they could see him as a cloud during the day and as a fire at night. Fire is consuming, yet it stays intact without being singed, much like the burning bush. This event was the first time they had seen the presence of God since they worshiped the golden calf.
Today, we are the living Temple! God has come to rule and reign in our hearts, and we are not consumed, and the fire will never consume us because of Jesus. Another thing I found interesting is that Moses wasn’t allowed to enter the Tabernacle, just as he wasn’t allowed to enter the Promised Land. When the cloud lifted, the Israelites would continue their journey, but when it settled, they would stay.
Starting tonight until Sunday evening at dark, we can honor God by celebrating the Feast of Trumpets. You could gather with your family for a meal and remember to put God first or, at the very least, honor God by remembering this appointed feast.
Then a cloud covered the tent of the congregation, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle. Exodus 40:34