Within the study of Exodus 25-28, noted was the building of the Tabernacle and how many materials and how much workmanship was required. We should seek to build our lives with the same initiative and passion. Because of Christ, we are each God’s Temple and His Spirit dwells within us so before we begin our busy schedule, we should take some time to read a Bible passage, pray, and listen for directions. God wants to meet and help us build a great day.
The lampstand would be made specifically to brighten the interior just as Christ is our light today which illuminates to the world the ideal way of living. In the life of Christ, we are given specific details in how to handle situations we face. We can bring glory to God by following these specific details instructed by Christ our model for living. Our job is to help others see the pattern for living and craft pieces to cultivate, strengthen, and nourish souls.
Just as much time went into making the inside of the Tabernacle beautiful, we need to spend more time cultivating internal beauty rather than external attractiveness. We can be the link that connects the power of God to people. We can get interested in them, build them up, and empower them to be a part of the solution.
The character of God is reflected in the construction and furnishing of the Tabernacle. He has insight to the past, present, and future to provide what we need to build for the future. His instructions are perfect and all we need to do is follow His plan.
Mentioned in the study of Exodus 28 were the skilled people that made the priestly garments. God has given each of us talents and abilities to serve others. The challenge for us is to discover our specific talent or ability and be thankful.
The reading plan below will be used as I share over the next few posts. It’s important to have a plan. I’m thankful that Jesus is God’s plan for us and by accepting Him as Savior; we have taken the steps necessary to make this day with Him amazing!
Questions for Reflection
How have you identified with Christ as your sin offering? When you pray or worship, what should be your attitude as you come to God?
Exodus 29:38 through 30:38
What is the purpose of the tent of meeting? How is it sanctified? What is God’s promise to Israel and their anticipated response? In what way does God dwell among us? For what was the census tax to be used?
Who does God choose to do His work? What added significance is given to the Sabbath (See 20:8-11)? What characteristics in your life reflect God’s creative activity and uniquely distinguishes you as one set apart by the Lord?
How long is Moses away? How do you respond when God’s actions seemed delayed? What are some ideas you can try when tempted to worship idols rather than the ONE true God?
What qualities of leadership do you observe in Moses? What is the attitude of Moses when he went to the Lord to talk about the people worshiping the golden calf? Moses pleads to God for mercy on the people and what is God’s answer to Moses?
What is Moses’ regular habit? Who goes with him? What evidences that he actually meets God there? What kind of relationship exist between Moses and God? What steps will you take towards creating a friendship with God?
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Resources and Supplementary Helps Used in Posts
Adeney, Carol. This Morning with God: A Daily Study Guide to the Entire Bible. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 1978. Print.
“Bible.” The Bible – The Word of God – ChristNotes. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Feb. 2017. <http://www.christianity.com/bible/>.
Nicholes, Lou. “Recent Commentaries.” Family-Times.net – Devotional Commentary Index. N.p., n.d. Web. <http://www.family-times.net/commentary/>.
“BibleGateway.” BibleGateway.com: A Searchable Online Bible in over 150 Versions and 50 Languages. N.p., n.d. Web. <https://www.biblegateway.com/>.