God wanted to dwell with His people, so He instructed Moses to build the Tabernacle. It's amazing to consider the detail with which Moses was to build this. In creating so much detail, I can't help but think that God was communicating how important it was for the Israelites to remember that He is set apart and holy. As I've mentioned before, the beginning of wisdom has to include a recognition of God for Who He truly is. His dwelling place among the Israelites needed to remind them of that knowledge every single day as He was in their presence and as they were in His.
I'm sure the Tabernacle was amazing to see, but what's even more amazing now is that we have the privilege of having God dwell in our hearts through the Holy Spirit when we choose to put our faith in Jesus' death on the cross. God no longer dwells in the Tabernacle but in our hearts. We must be careful, then, to make our hearts suitable for His presence.