The Ark of the Covenant contained three important items that each testified to the ever active and life giving presence of God among His people. These three items are ever so critical to have spiritually in the life of every believer.
1. The Golden Pot of Manna: This symbolized God's daily provision of spiritual bread for His people. It symbolized man's urgent need to live by God's word. It symbolized food that came from fellowshipping with God. God's word is to be more important to our lives than physical food! (Ex. 16:12-19, 32, Jn. 6:32, 48-50)
2. Aaron's Staff that Budded: It symbolized the fruitful life by abiding in Christ and His word. This was ultimately fulfilled in Christ's resurrection from the dead. He was and is the only approved Human Being that was acceptable before a Holy God. (Num. 17:1-10, Isa. 11:1, 53:2, Jn. 15:1-8)
3. The 2 Tablets of Stone on which the 10 Commandments were written on: Symbolizing God's word, and laws which Israel was to live by in order to live holy before a Holy God (Ex. 25:16, 31:18, Dt. 10:2)