Obedience in Detail to the Blueprint

Reading in Exodus 36-39, something good that all leaders aim for happened. Moses was able to provide the leadership and was able to delegate the work to build the tabernacle just as the Lord commanded. Obedience in detail to the blueprint and pattern was followed.

The people responded and gave beyond what was needed to carry out the construction of the tabernacle. Even to the point that Moses commands the people to stop bringing their offering because more than needed was received.

The tabernacle was constructed first with immaculate curtains made of blue, purple and scarlet yarn and finely twisted linen, with cherubim woven into it by skilled workers (Exodus 36:35). Then the arc was made with acacia wood overlaid with gold. An atonement cover was made of pure gold along with two cherubim out of hammered gold at the ends of the cover.

Then the table was made of acacia wood overlaid with pure gold and a gold molding around it (Exodus 36:11). Next, the lampstand of pure gold was made. Then the altars, the courtyard, and the priestly garments. Just imagine the weight and size of the completed structure. I have heard estimates valuing all the gold, silver, and bronze combined in today’s terms would exceed thirty million dollars.

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This day with You Lord, we worship You only. In today’s reading, we find out what can happen when Your people keep their eye on the ONE who can make all things possible. When people work together under Your guidance, they can build something amazing just as they did in building the tabernacle. Help us to build an amazing day today as we follow Your plan for us. 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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