When the tabernacle stood complete, God descended in “the cloud” that “filled the tabernacle”. Neither Moses nor anyone else could enter it. Finally God was dwelling among His people. His redemption of them was now complete. He had liberated them from bondage in Egypt and had adopted them as His special treasure. He had made a covenant with them, and now blessed them with His presence. He would guide them from then on “throughout all their journeys”. This is a fitting climax for closing this book. Moses, however, was not able to enter the tabernacle because of the cloud. This indicates that more provisions were necessary before fellowship with God could continue. Leviticus explains those provisions.