he making of the ark, and the furniture of the tabernacle.
- In the furniture of the tabernacle were emblems of a spiritual
and acceptable service. The incense represented the prayers of
the saints. The sacrifice of the alter represented the Lamb of
God that taketh away the sins of the world. The golden pot with
manna, or bread from heaven, the flesh of Jesus Christ, which he
gave for the life of the world. The candlestick, with its
lights, the teaching and enlightening of the Holy Spirit. The
shew-bread represented that provision for those who hunger and
thirst after righteousness, which the gospel, the ordinances and
the sacraments of the house of prayer, abundantly bestow. The
exactness of the workmen to their rule, should be followed by
us; seeking for the influences of the Holy Spirit, that we may
rejoice in and glorify God while in this world, and at length be
with him for ever.