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Bread of the Face

“You must bake twelve flat loaves of bread from choice flour, using four quarts of flour for each loaf. Place the bread before the Lord on the pure gold table, and arrange the loaves in two stacks, with six loaves in each stack. Put some pure frankincense near each stack to serve as a representative offering, a special gift presented to the Lord.

Leviticus 24:5‭-‬7 NLT


The instructions in this verse told the Isrealites how to make the Showbread, also called the Bread of the Presence. Showbread means bread of the face. It was a representation of Gods presence with the Israelites. Jesus offered himself as a sacrifice for us, calling himself the bread of life. Although the showbread was a metaphor of God with us, Jesus's sacrifice enabled the Holy Spirit to be with us always and allowed us as sinners to now enter into a new covenant relationship with God. The way the bread was prepared showed what kind of relationship he wants with us.

• The bread was made from fine flour and placed on a pure gold table. God provides only the best for us and asks for the same in return from us.

• The bread was baked fresh every sabbath. He wants a continuous, fresh relationship with us. To get to know someone, you need to spend time with them. God desires time with us. He wants to show us new things- fresh revelation of who He is.

• The bread was eaten by the priests. He provided for them as they worshipped him. He provides for us too.

• The bread wasn't just thrown on the plate, but they took the time to lay it out in an orderly fashion. It was done intentionally. He intentionally pursues us and has detailed plans for our lives. We were not created and then thrown out on our own. We too can be intentional with him by making our relationship with him the number one priority in our lives. When we do that, our lives are correctly balanced.

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