I just finished reading the book of Exodus in the Bible this morning. God took such care in discribing how he wanted his tabernacle built. He explained what materials to use, what colors to use, what designes to create, where to put what, and he gave demensions for everthing!!!! Then God told Moses which man to tell to make everthing. Yeah, God was serious about the place where he would meet with the priests. He even told Moses exactly the clothes that the priest should wear. He placed the ten commandments into the arch of the testimony and told Moses to place the arch in a special place where only the priests could go. This was before Jesus's sacrifice that ripped the veil of the temple symbolizing that anyone could come to God for themselves. Here is the crazy thing. Every person who believes that Jesus is the son of God and accepts salvation through him is now God's new covenant temple. If God took such care for the old testiment tabernacle which he knew would be done away with, how much more does he care about us his new testiment tabernacles? I'm sure that I can't wrap my mind around it. I had a hard enough time reading through all of the stipulations for the old covenant arch of the testiment.
He created us in his own image and he gave up his only begotten son Jesus Christ to die so that we could have an eternal relationship with him in spite of ourselves. If he would give his own son is there anything he wouldn't give for us? God has his priorities straight and I garauntee you that God cares more about people than things. We are so precious to him that he sent his spirit to live with us and help us along our life journey, therefore we are now his new tabernacle.