Posts Tagged ‘The Tabernacle’

Exodus 37:1-38:20 Tabernacle Construction

God gave the visions necessary for His words to be brought to life.

Bezalel continues the work on the Tabernacle. We see that he makes it exactly as God had commanded Moses.

We are told that Bezalel made all the pieces for the Tabernacle. I have a feeling he shared the workload with the other craftsmen who were involved in the Lord’s work but everything was done under his direct authority. He probably left his “fingerprints” all over the project in one way of another. I expect he may have been the one to hammer out the cherubim and the lampstand. These two piece would take a vision from the Lord to actually see what it was He was calling for.

I have to admit that reading that Bezalel followed the specifications given by the Lord is NOT very exciting. We don’t get any insight into what was going on as the work progressed or what kind of detail was added to the projects. It’s pretty cut and dry throughout all the recording of the work. Read more »

Exodus 35:30-36:38 Builders

The Lord even created the very colors He wanted used in His project.

Moses announces God’s chosen builders and everyone gets to work. The whole group is excited to be undertaking this task.

I’m going to have to start off with a confession. We have read the details of the tabernacle so many times that I find myself skimming through this reading. It may be “old news” to us but it was exciting and new to those on “the ground floor” of constructing what God designed.

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The people had been gathering and bringing supplies to Moses as their freewill offerings to the Lord for a week now. There was so much gathered that it covered the floor of the tent of meeting and rose up in heaps. There was gold and silver and bronze articles in every
imaginable design. There were also stacks of spun yarn in blue, scarlet, purple and white Read more »

Exodus 35:4-29 Freewill!

A gift from the heart with NO compunction to give it. A gift of love and gratitude.

The time has come to build the Lord’s house; the Tabernacle. EVERYONE who wants to can contribute to this project.

Moses has already given the people the basics of God’s law. They have the Ten Commandments and every other word that the Lord shared with Moses on Mt. Sinai. There is much more that God will share with Moses and His people but first they need to show their dedication to Him.

God didn’t command ANYONE to bring their goods for His work. NEVER did He compel them to surrender their earthly treasures to Him. He left their contribution completely up to the individual and their heart.

What God did was plant a seed into the hearts of the people. God gave Moses the specifications for the tabernacle. I can imagine his heart was overflowing thinking about the fact that in building this he and the people could give back to the Lord. Then Moses shared that vision with the people. Read more »

Exodus 31:12-18 Above ALL

And my honoring it is my gift to Him.

This is God’s final instructions to Moses THIS time on the mountain. This seems like a small thing to focus on but it means a LOT to God.

Of all the things God instructed the people to do and to not do, this one God chose above all else to focus on. I had to stop and think about that for a while. No, that’s not why I have been absent for a few days; demands on my life got in the way. But why would God choose observing the Sabbath as the “Above all” for His chosen people and what does that mean for me today? Read more »

Exodus 31:1-11 Specialists

So many beautiful pieces to make that came directly from God.

God has finished giving all the specifications for His house to Moses. Now He tells him who the best craftsmen are for the job. He has given them special talents just for this purpose.

I don’t know about you, but if the Lord gave me a project like He gave Moses I would start looking around for help; a LOT of help! Moses balked at standing before the people in the beginning. Now God is calling for artistry in metal working, wood working, weaving, embroidery, and jewelry. I don’t think these talents were in Moses’ area of expertise. But he didn’t need to worry because God had prepared in advance the people He wanted to complete the work. Read more »