"And let them make me a sanctuary, that I may dwell in their midst. Exactly as I show you concerning the pattern of the tabernacle, and of all its furniture, so you shall make it." - Exodus 25:8-9
Have you ever installed a dishwasher, brake drum, or sim card? Did you follow the directions? Were the guidelines loosely stated, with such terms as: "If you desire, you may ..." or "Placing any way will be fine..." I believe the answer would be NO. You found that the steps needed were quite precise. For good results, it's best to follow the instructions Exactly.
We've read a lot of instructions this week. The details have almost been mind numbing. Yet, those who were called upon to build the sanctuary stuck to the pattern step by step. Why? Because, from the very beginning, God made it crystal clear that every facet of the building and furniture was to be precise. They believed, that for good results, it's best to follow God's instructions Exactly.
It doesn't matter what God calls us to accomplish in life; His way is best. As a matter of fact, every believer is a temple of the Holy Spirit. (1 Corinthians 6:19) Therefore, God is in the work of temple building with you. This being true, it's of utmost importance to stick to the pattern step by step. (Matthew 5:48 -"You therefore must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.") Why? Because, for good results, it's always best to follow God's instructions Exactly.