by Dick Buckingham
Seventh Day of Creation – “God blessed the seventh day and made it holy because on it He rested from all the work of creating that he had done.” (Genesis 2:3) God separated the final day of Creation from the other six by ceasing from His creative activity. Thus he consecrated this day as a day to be treated differently than the other six. This becomes the foundation for the fourth Commandment in Exodus 20 where He requires His people to consecrate the seventh day by making it holy. I is because we follow His example that this day becomes something unique and set apart.
The Tabernacle – In the instructions for the Tabernacle, it furnishings, and all the trappings that were used in its service, God repeatedly called these things holy. They were made of ordinary things that were found around them, cloth of various colors, gold and silver and other metals. We understand that the purpose of the Tabernacle in the midst of the people of Israel in the wilderness was to be a visible representation of the presence of God among them. There is no building that can contain God and the Tabernacle was never meant to do that. But it was consecrated to represent the relationship they had with God in His covenant and thus was called holy.