The Table of Shewbread: God’s Supply

Thou shalt also make a table of shittim wood: two cubits shall be the length thereof, and a cubit the breadth thereof, and a cubit and a half the height thereof. And thou shalt set upon the table shewbread before me alway. Exodus 25:23‭, ‬30 KJV

The word shewbread means the bread of His presence. The table was constructed to hold twelve unleavened loaves in groups of six each. These bread, apart from representing the twelve tribes of Israel were to symbolise the never failing supply of God to the people as well as gratitude for Gods sustenance. While the ark was to be in the Holy of holies, the table was the only furniture for the Holy place. It measured three feet in length, one foot six inches in breadth, and two feet three inches in height. It also carried the candlesticks and dishes for incense. We can call this table the gratitude table. Pause and think about all that God has done for our lives, the daily supplies and protection accorded us everyday. This table also points to Jesus Christ, the Bread of Life as demonstrated in the Lords super. This table is a reminder of Paul’s declaration that God will supply all our needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.( Phil.4:19 ). In moments of international economic downturns as we are currently experiencing in the world, we need the God of the shewbread. Its also a reminder of the Lords prayer: Give us this day our daily bread. May that bread never fail. May you continue in manifest of Gods abundant love.

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