Exodus 25-40 God’s instructions about the Tabernacle reveal that God desires to dwell with his people, but that their worship must be offered appropriately. When concern for the glory of God is replaced with comfort or novelty, our worship becomes tainted and idolatrous.
In a story that echoes of Jesus’ encounter with Nicodemus, this notable exchange with the Samaritan woman at the well teaches us many things about the nature of truth, how we can arrive there, and the fruit of accepting it.
Jesus’ indignation at the impure worship taking place in the Temple caused him to preform a sign that anticipates the coming sign of his death and resurrection. It is he, through the taking on of man’s reproach, who becomes a better temple where man can meet God.