Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Washing Hands and Feet (Study of the Tabernacle)

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Washing Hands and Feet
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 Washing Hands and Feet

In today’s lesson in A Woman’s Heart:  God’s Dwelling Place by Beth Moore, we studied the significance of washing hands and feet before entering the tabernacle.  Inside the tabernacle court, between the altar of sacrifice and the tabernacle, was a bronze basin for washing hands and feet.
The Lord spoke to Moses, saying, “You shall also make a laver of bronze, with its base of bronze, for washing; and you shall put it between the tent of meeting and the altar, and you shall put water in it. Aaron and his sons shall wash their hands and their feet from it; when they enter the tent of meeting, they shall wash with water, so that they will not die; or when they approach the altar to minister, by offering up in smoke a fire sacrifice to the Lord. So they shall wash their hands and their feet, so that they will not die; and it shall be a perpetual statute for them, for Aaron and his descendants throughout their generations.” – Exodus 30:17-21
 God’s demanded cleanliness upon entering the tent of meeting.  The basin was made from mirrors.  Beth suggests that the women offered the mirrors as something that represented vanity.  It was an expression of dying to self.  This contributes to a beautiful picture of true repentance.  The washing of hands and feet cleansed the body, but God is also delighted by a clean heart.
Godly repentance is always accompanied by godly sorrow . . . we must begin by asking Him to give us godly sorrow for our sin so that we can know true repentance, which guarantees forgiveness. – Beth Moore, A Woman’s Heart:  God’s Dwelling Place.
Beth Moore is a gifted Bible study teacher.  She goes into so much more detail in her Bible studies.  I recommend that you complete the entire Bible study, A Woman’s Heart:  God’s Dwelling Place.  You can get your copy here.

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