In these chapters, Moses continues to receive the instructions for how to build the tabernacle. First he receives the instructions for how to build the tabernacle tent, then the altar and courtyard. The important thing we see is that there is another curtain inside the tent that surrounds the Most Holy place, which houses the ark of the covenant. So, even though God desires to dwell with man, there is still a separation between the two.
At his crucifixion, Jesus tore down this dividing wall, removing the barrier between God and man. This is why the work and ministry of Jesus is so important. Now, God not only dwells with man, but in man.
Do you see God’s desire to dwell with his people?