Several chapters in the book of Exodus include instructions for God’s people concerning how He wants them to worship Him- specific requirements for setting up the environment and creating an atmosphere for worship, from the furniture and utensil set up, to purifications. When we read these texts, we tend to check out and possibly miss the heart of what God was trying to accomplish.
God who is Holy, wanted to arrange a way for unholy mankind to meet with Him.
In the last four words in Exodus 30:6 God explains his whole intent and purpose for worship.
God was and is saying, “I want to meet with you, and I believe you want to meet with me, therefore proper worship will be the pathway for my children to meet with Me.”
Why are we going to spend the next eight weeks talking about worship?
Because we want you to meet with God.
Worship is all about meeting with God.