Altar and Tent


Genesis 12:7-8 reads “And the Lord appeared unto Abram, and said, Unto thy seed will I give this land: and there builded he an altar unto the Lord, who appeared unto him. And he removed from thence unto a mountain on the east of Bethel, and pitched his tent, having Bethel on the west, and Hai on the east: and there he builded an altar unto the Lord, and called upon the name of the Lord.” 

Did you notice how Abram builds an altar when the Lord appeared to him, in the pagan land,in the land of Sichem, in the plain of Moreh. Then you see that Abram pitched his tent between Bethel and Hai (or Ai).

The altar is to signify that the Lord needs to be worshipped first. The tent is to signify that the life we live is a temporary one, and like the grass that withers or the flower that falls, it will soon pass.

Points to ponder:
Has the Lord God appeared to you? If he has, where is your altar? Where is your tent (temporary housing)?

Genesis 12:7-8 (KJV)

And the Lord appeared unto Abram, and said, Unto thy seed will I give this land: and there builded he an altar unto the Lord, who appeared unto him.
And he removed from thence unto a mountain on the east of Bethel, and pitched his tent, having Bethel on the west, and Hai on the east: and there he builded an altar unto the Lord, and called upon the name of the Lord.

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One thought on “Altar and Tent

  1. We are the temple of the true and living God. God dwells in us.

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