Portion Tetzaveh: Exodus 27:20-30:10
We’ve reached the court: It is bathed in sun light. The court can be a shadow of our physical body and for our first steps of faith after we’ve entered in through the gate, Yeshua, through repentance and new birth.
The altar (Exodus 38:1)
They built the altar of burnt offering of acacia wood, three cubits high; it was square, five cubits long and five cubits wide.

This is the first object we meet, as we enter the court. We cannot pass by without stopping at the altar. The altar, of course, symbolizes the cross on which our Messiah died once and for all. (Hebrews 9:26)

Otherwise Christ would have had to suffer many times since the creation of the world. But he has appeared once for all at the culmination of the ages to do away with sin by the sacrifice of himself.

In order to get to know Yeshua, we need to meet him in this place of sacrifice and believe that He sacrificed Himself on our behalf, in order to give us life.

We must crucify the old man in us, leaving him at the cross of Yeshua (Romans 6:6)

For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body ruled by sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin—

If we want to be His disciples, we are called to offer our lives as living sacrifices (Romans 12:1).

Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.
The next object we meet is the bronze basin
The priests who came to worship God, entering from the desert, washed their dusty feet in the bronze basin. It was necessary to keep the place clean and no one was allowed to pass the court without the action of washing.

Exodus 38:8 - They made the bronze basin and its bronze stand from the mirrors of the women who served at the entrance to the tent of meeting.

The bronze basin was made of all the materials that served the women as mirrors, while in the desert.

Throughout the Scriptures, the water often symbolizes the Word of God, like, for instance, in Ezekiel 36:25

I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all your impurities and from all your idols.

After bringing His people back to the land of Israel, God promises to cleanse them with pure water.

Ephesians 5:26-27

to make her [the church] holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, 27 and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless.

When the priests finished washing their feet they could see a reflection of themselves in the bronze basin because of all the little pieces of mirror. It is written that God’s Word is like a mirror for us.

James 1:23-25

23 Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror 24 and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. 25 But whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues in it—not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it—they will be blessed in what they do.

It is not enough to receive the redemption wrought by the Messiah Yeshua. We need to continuously renew our minds by the Word of God (Romans 12:2).

I John 5:6

6 This is the one who came by water and blood—Jesus Christ. He did not come by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth.

Those are the people God is looking for, who heard the Good News, entered into the court, gave their lives to Yeshua at the alter and continuously wash their mind in the water of God’s Word.