Specific Details

Detailed in Exodus 25:23-40 is the craftsmanship and delicate work involved in the furnishings of the Tabernacle. Just as skills were involved in furnishing the Tabernacle, we each have skills to offer to build up the body of Christ in worship and in service.

In this passage, 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, are specific details of our model for living. As the lampstand was to be made to light up the whole tent, we should pray to be the light of the world.

I’m usually the one in our family to put together the newest gadgets that are given like at Christmas or as a birthday gift. I remember one time helping to set up the workout gadget known as a fitbit. We couldn’t get the fitbit to work properly because it was not synced it up to the correct model. In Christ, God has provided a way for us to be synced up to His role model. When we are, we are able to receive help and direction from the ONE that provides all that we need.

God’s Word and the example He gives us in the life of Christ should be the source of our instruction for life. His Word provides the nourishment for the soul as we can go directly to the “table” to ask the Lord for anything we need. If we expect the Spirit of God present at all times, then we have the confidence to do all things.

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This day with You God, we accept your Instruction from the Bible. We accept your Son whose Spirit is in each of Your believers. Because the Spirit of Christ is in us, we have the resource to help us understand what we read and how to apply this instruction into our life. Christ in us will help to learn lessons from the Bible, the experiences we go through, and to unify for a great future. In Jesus name we pray. Amen

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About Mark Shields

Mark volunteers as a member of the media ministry team at his church. A few years ago, he started an on-line Bible study guide called “This Day with God Devotional”. He uses this as a tool in his journey through the Bible. We live in a very busy world with busy schedules so this tool has helped him continue with daily Bible reading and study. Each of the studies are designed to help apply our faith in the work place, at school, or at home. Join him on this journey or check in every so often to read his thoughts.
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