Transfer of Sin
"Then have them make a sanctuary for Me, and I will dwell among them." Exodus 25:8
God is always seeking a dwelling place. If you are traveling away from home, how nice it is to have a dwelling place to rest. In fact, the dictionary defines a "sanctuary" as a "safe place", a "resting place". How true that is. When traveling, we want to find a safe, resting-place for the night.
We live in a world of darkness. The night of sin has settled down around us. It is not safe out there. Sin is lurking around like a lion, seeking whom he may destroy.
Jesus wants us to have sanctuaries for Him to dwell. He wants us to have places where people can come to feel safe and secure. A place where travelers in this dark world can find rest for their weary souls. We need to make our homes, and our body temples, a place of sanctuary for those around us.