Then have them make a sanctuary for Me, and I will dwell among them. Exodus 25:8 (NIV)
God had delivered His people from the bondage of slavery in Egypt. They saw God do amazing miracles to deliver and set them free. Moses led them to Mt. Sinai to worship God. God told the people in Exodus 19:4, you yourselves have seen what I did to Egypt, and how I carried you on eagles’ wings and bought you to Myself.