3 These are the offerings you are to receive from them: gold, silver and bronze; 4 blue, purple and scarlet yarn and fine linen; goat hair; 5 ram skins dyed red and another type of durable leather; acacia wood; 6 olive oil for the light; spices for the anointing oil and for the fragrant incense; 7 and onyx stones and other gems to be mounted on the ephod and breastpiece.
8 “Then have them make a sanctuary for me, and I will dwell among them. 9 Make this tabernacle and all its furnishings exactly like the pattern I will show you. Exodus 25:3-9
Over the next few days, we will look at the tabernacle and all its furnishings and I pray that we will take note of the detailed instructions God gave to Moses. Just as we see the Lord be specific in the offerings the people were to bring.
In verses 8-9, the Lord states that the Israelites are to make Him a sanctuary and He would dwell among them. He then says, “Make this tabernacle and all its furnishings EXACTLY like the pattern I will show you.”
As we read through the next couple of days, we will see that the Lord was very specific about the patterns. This portion of Scripture has always been a great blessing to me in regards to life and service unto the Lord.
- Don’t worship serve the Living and True, I Am Who I Am in a haphazard way. He is an Excellent God who is worthy of excellent worship and service. God does care about the details. Draw close and get the details from Him. He still speaks to His children. Trust Him to provide the details, the people/materials needed for His details, and the power to perform the details. “‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ Says the Lord of hosts.” Zechariah 4:6
- Just as the Lord saw the details of the Israelites’ lives, He sees every detail of my life. Just like He moved in their regard, He will move in mine.
The Lord said, “I have indeed seen the misery of my people in Egypt.
I have heard them crying out because of their slave drivers, and I am concerned about their suffering. 8 So I have come down to rescue them from the hand of the Egyptians and to bring them up out of that land into a good and spacious land…” Exodus 3:7-8
Surely, I do not know all the details of my life, His plans and purposes BUT He does and I can trust Him to complete everything He has begun in me (“for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose Philippians 2:13).”
Now may the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, 21 equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen. Hebrews 13:20-21