God made us because he wanted to live with us. He wanted us to do life with him. That’s what we see in the Garden of Eden. God and our first parents do life together.
But sin entered and ruined that relationship. Adam and Eve ran away from God and hid from him. And that’s where the human race find itself today, isn’t it? We don’t want to live with God. We don’t know how to live with God. We don’t know if he wants to live with us.
That’s why, immediately after giving Israel the law, he got them to build a living room for him. Why? “Let them make me a sanctuary, that I may dwell in their midst” (8). Let’s visit God’s living room and learn about living with God.