Posted by: Bill Hornbeck | April 17, 2023

“we are His workmanship” – “You are the light of the world.” – “and it gives light to all who are in the house.”

Today’s devotion comes from Numbers 8:1-4.

“Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, “Speak to Aaron and say to him, ‘When you mount the lamps, the seven lamps will give light in the front of the lampstand.’”  Aaron therefore did so;  he mounted its lamps at the front of the lampstand, just as the LORD had commanded Moses.  Now this was the workmanship of the lampstand, hammered work of gold;  from its base to its flowers it was hammered work;  according to the pattern which the LORD had shown Moses, so he made the lampstand.”  Numbers 8:1-4.


The lampstand and the lamps remind us of Christians.  

The workmanship of the lampstand reminds us that we are the workmanship of God.  “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.”  Ephesians 2:10.

The positioning of the lamps reminds us of God’s positioning of us.

“You are the light of the world.  A city set on a hill cannot be hidden;  nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house.  Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.”  Matthew 5:14-16.


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