5 June, 2023

Exodus 36

2 comments on “Exodus 36”

  1. Moses had previously asked everyone to give whatever they could to contribute to this massive build of tabernacle. It wasn’t about them, they were building the place where God Himself would live among them.
    The builders tell Moses The people are bringing more than enough for doing the work the Lord told them to do. Moses actually had to ask the people to stop bringing their offerings imagine that In addition with their regular tithes, God’s people brought any offering they could. My thoughts are If only a few people had given, there would probably not have been much to work with. But with God’s people working together each giving generously from their heart, they had more than enough.
    I suppose The next time we’re tempted to wonder how small or big our offering could contribute to God’s work, remember the tabernacle. With the hands and offerings of ordinary, generous people, the place God lived was built.

    Bill Hybels says

    There's nothing like the local church when the local church is working right – it's the hope of the world,

  2. The people of God were totally focused on the task God had given them to do. The craftsmen eagerly worked at the construction of the meeting tent, and the people brought their offerings for it. Finally Moses calls a halt on the giving: there is more than enough. What a picture of a people working with one purpose, supporting those anointed to build what God asked! This passage certainly suggests that when we are doing what God asks, provision is overflowing, there will be no lack. In days when the whole world is talking recession, we who are called people of God need have no fear that there won’t be enough. Rather as the Body of Christ we are called to invest in the Kingdom of God with all that we have, materially and spiritually. The two cannot be separated: our use of our material resources will reflect our spiritual priorities. I often think we over-quote “You need to be born again, “ spoken to Jesus to the Pharisee, Nicodemus and neglect what He said to the rich young ruler who had kept the law “from his youth up”. Jesus told HIM to sell all he had, give it to the poor, and come and follow Him. It appears that the young man turned away and didn’t join the disciples, unable to do what Jesus asked of him. So what is Jesus asking me to do today? Do I truly believe and trust that if I do it there will an overflowing of God’s provision?

    The meeting tent was made in bits, designed to be mobile. May we always be mobile, ready to move as God directs, eager to do what He says, work as He directs! I suppose that in fact we are mobile, walking Tents of Meeting, where others can meet God himself. Wow what a thought!

    A great prayer from the writer of Hebrews
    “Now may the God of peace— who brought up from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great Shepherd of the sheep, and ratified an eternal covenant with his blood— may he equip you with all you need for doing his will. May he produce in you, through the power of Jesus Christ, every good thing that is pleasing to him. All glory to him forever and ever! Amen.”
    ‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭13‬:‭20‬-‭21‬ ‭NLT‬‬
    https://bible.com/bible/116/heb.13.20-21.NLT

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