Hell More Hellish But Heaven More Heavenly
What makes hell all the more hellish is the presence of the omnipresent God there, maybe not so much the devil though that would be plenty bad enough. With God it would be something like being trapped in a confined space with someone with whom you are estranged or alienated and now it is too late to reconcile and mend fences. So what remains is the constant reminder of that rift and the eternally ongoing stress and strain of it.
On the other hand, a closer look at Mose's tabernacle in the wilderness reveals the beauty and potential graces of reconciliation. As has been pointed out, the materials become more and more valuable the closer the approach to the Holy of Holies. Even the animal skins that layer the roof get progressively finer the closer they come to the interior ceiling of the sanctuary. What this signifies in part is that the closer we draw near to God in fellowship through the shed blood of His Son, the more precious and gently and carefully to be treated not only the fellowship of that relationship becomes, but also all the other relationships and experiences that it involves and leads to on the horizontal level, thus giving us little fore-glimpses of heanen itself.
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