Holy Tent (6)

Another piece of furniture in the Holy Place was a table. This table was made from acacia wood and covered in pure gold. The plates, spoons, pitchers and bowls that were used on this table were also made of gold.

Exodus 25:30 tells us how this table was used. “Put the special bread before me on the table. It must always be there in front of me.” The priests placed twelve loaves of bread on this table. These loaves represented the twelve tribes of Israel. The priests who served in the Holy Place ate this bread. Every Sabbath day (Saturday), the priests removed any leftover bread and put out new bread.

The bread on this special table reminded the Israelites that God always took care of them. After they left Egypt, God fed them for many years with manna. God provided for His people. They always had enough to eat.

Jesus called Himself “the bread that gives life.” Just as we need to eat bread and other foods to stay alive, we need Jesus to stay alive spiritually. You need Jesus today. Learn about Him and His plan of salvation from God’s Word, the Bible. And thank Jesus for making a way so you can live forever with Him!