8 He shall arrange them before Hashem regularly every Shabbat day—it is a commitment for all time on the part of the Israelites.
ח בְּיוֹם הַשַּׁבָּת בְּיוֹם הַשַּׁבָּת יַעַרְכֶנּוּ לִפְנֵי יְהֹוָה תָּמִיד מֵאֵת בְּנֵי־יִשְׂרָאֵל בְּרִית עוֹלָם׃
24:8 He shall arrange them before Hashem regularly
Just as Aharon arranges the candles of the Temple menorah (Numbers 8:2-3), he is to arrange the twelve loaves of bread every Shabbat as a “commitment for all time.” On the day that the Children of Israel desist from activities related to earning their livelihood and focus instead on their relationship with the Almighty, Aharon sets the bread before Hashem, reflecting the understanding that it is He who ultimately provides mankind with their physical sustenance. Both the menorah and the lechem hapanim (לחם הפנים) ‘bread of display,’ or ‘shewbread,’ are a constant presence in the Beit Hamikdash. The light of the lamp symbolizes the spiritual life of the people, while bread symbolizes the physical realm. When the People of Israel rest on the Shabbat and focus on matters of the soul, God ensures that their physical well-being will be taken care of as well.