Moses and Aaron and his sons were to camp to the east of the tabernacle, toward the sunrise, in front of the Tent of Meeting. They were responsible for the care of the sanctuary on behalf of the Israelites. Anyone else who approached the sanctuary was to be put to death.
The Israelites were to have complete reverence when approaching their place of worship. They were taught to fear and respect the Lord and His house. Rules and regulations were put into place to protect and preserve Gods laws and His presence. Only those ordained were allowed to enter the holy of holys. Only they could experience the presence of God.
I am so thankful that because of Christs sacrifice the vail was torn, the curtain was opened. Anyone can enter the house of the Lord and worship. However, I feel that because of this openness we sometimes tend to take it for granted. We fall into the routine and fail to treat God and His house with the reverence and honor it deserves and is required. We don’t pass down the respect for Gods presence to our children.
Lord forgive me for the times I have entered your house and followed a routine instead of giving complete reverence, respect and honor to You. Help me always enter worship with my focus only on you. Let me pass down not just the traditions but the reasons behind them to my children that they may gain the correct attitude and spirit of worship.