The Laver in the Tabernacle
Wisdom's Corner
The Laver in the Tabernacle

The laver was another important part of the Tabernacle. It was made of brass. But it was not made of any brass. It was made of the brass from the looking glasses or mirrors of the women. This brass was of particularly pure metal. It would allow people to see their reflections in it. You can read about the laver in Exodus 38:9 and Exodus 30:18-21.

The priests had to wash at the laver before they could serve in the courtyard of the Tabernacle. They were already a member of the priesthood but they still had to wash before they could serve in the worship.

We are told in James 1 that we are to look into the perfect law of liberty and continue in it. We are told this is similar to looking in a mirror. The laver may represent the Word of God which is the word of Christ. It is the Word that will show us what to do to be pure and clean in the eyes of God.

The water contained in the laver is also representative of Christ. When we are Christians we still need to be washed clean when we sin. In 1 John 1:9 we are told that if we confess our sins, He will cleanse us from those sins. Just as the priest was cleansed when he went to the laver to wash.

It is amazing how God gave us pictures of the church and Christ in the Tabernacle. It shows that God is the One True God. Keep reading your Bible. And if any of this is hard to understand, ask an adult to help you.

In ancient times the gate of a city was a place of prestige, honor, and authority. The gate of the Tabernacle represents Christ. Christ is due all honor. Christ has all authority. Christ is the gate into the church. Only through Him can we enter Heaven.

Keep reading your Bible. Learn all you can about Jesus. And learn what Hewants you to do. If any of this is hard to understand, ask an adult to help you.

Mark McWhorter

Copyright 2001

Published by The Old Paths Bible School