“Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.”
“Now it came to pass, as they went, that he entered into a certain village: and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house.
“And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus’ feet, and heard his word. But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me.
“And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art worried 1 and troubled about many things: But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.”
The tabernacle is a visual symbol of the mission of the Lord Jesus Christ and His central role in the salvation of the children of God. Obviously, the more that is known about the exact specifications of that holy structure, the more we can learn about the Lamb of God.
The source material for reconstruction of the tabernacle is the holy scriptures, which do not contain all data necessary to definitively ascertain the exact specifications of each component. Hence the diverse theories regarding its composition.
In my efforts to rebuild the tabernacle, it is easy to be like Martha. Searching and pondering the meaning of the scriptures that describe the tabernacle has its benefits. Attempting to understand the most accurate recreation of the tabernacle is a worthy endeavor. These pursuits however, will have no meaning if the “good part” is not given priority. Martha was busy preparing her home and making things as perfect as possible for the greatest of all guests. The Lord admonished her however to do something that would be even more beneficial in that moment: listen to His teachings.
Knowledge of the exact specifications of the tabernacle are not as important as what they teach about Jesus Christ. This website has been created to share the knowledge that has been gained through prayer, study, and contemplation of the scriptures. The Lord knows what the tabernacle looks like, and for His own purposes it has not been definitively revealed. It is beneficial to try to recreate what has been revealed, but never at the expense of that “good part”.