The Most Holy Place was the place where atonement was made in God relationship with his people. Through Jesus, God is now satisfied once and for all and we are able to enter that place to commune with God directly. Do you have that assurance today?
1 Then Solomon began to build the temple of the Lord in Jerusalem on Mount Moriah, where the Lord had appeared to his father David. It was on the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite, the place provided by David.
8 He built the Most Holy Place, its length corresponding to the width of the temple—twenty cubits long and twenty cubits wide. He overlaid the inside with six hundred talents of fine gold.
14 He made the curtain of blue, purple and crimson yarn and fine linen, with cherubim worked into it.
2Chronicles 3:1, 8, 14
19 Therefore, brothers and sisters, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, 20 by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body, 21 and since we have a great priest over the house of God, 22 let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. 23 Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.
In Genesis 22, Abraham took his son up to the land of Moriah to offer him in obedience to God. This is the place which would be the place of sacrifice for the people of Israel. This is the place where atonement would be made for them by priests. David had purchased this place for this purpose, and Solomon was carrying out the building.
The details of how ornate and lavish the temple was are spelled out in these chapters. The part which catches our attention today, though, is the Most Holy Place and the curtain. No one except the High Priest would ever enter behind this curtain into the Holy of Holies. The Most Holy Place is the place where God dwelt in his interaction with humans. Only in that place was the atonement made and God satisfied.
Through Jesus, God is now satisfied and we are able to enter that place to commune with God directly. Each of us able. Each of us who trusts upon Jesus can enter. For he is our great priest and holy one. We are therefore able to draw near in assurance of faith.
Do you have that assurance today? Do you have that clean conscience to enter? If you are unsure, perhaps you need to check your relationship with Jesus and consider whether you have accepted his gift of grace for your sins.
God has promised us full relationship with him and forgiveness through Jesus. And we see in Hebrews 10:23, he who has promised is faithful.
Enter the Most Holy Place.
Don’t stand back in your faith. Don’t treat it as surface-level or social or ritualistic. God desires true and direct relationship with you today…