In the Holy Place were the Lampstand, the Table of Shewbread and the Altar of Incense. Last week, we covered the Lampstand and the Table of Shewbread and were blessed to see the significance and relevance of long ago commands to our lives and spiritual walk today.
The Altar of Incense
The “continual” incense also demonstrates that our prayers should be constant and reminds us that Jesus is ever interceding for us. I am in such awe of God that He developed such an elaborate plan that has such intimate detail and meaning...both for the priesthood and people of the Tabernacle era as well as its relevance for God’s people today.
Another little nugget to nibble on—the placement of the Altar of Incense was important, too—it was between the Holy Place (the earthly experiences of God’s people) and the Holy of Holies (being in the very presence of God). The message is clear...be in constant praise in order to come into the holy presence of God Almighty. God set the standard back then and has not changed it.