My apologies to any who do not have The Daily Bible, and depend on these emails to know where we are reading, for neglecting to include this info for you. Yesterday we read Exodus 35:4-39:1 (pages 140-145). Today, we are in Exodus 39:2-40:35 (pages 145-147).
I just want to encourage you all to keep reading! You can make it through this section (with more than just a few tufts of hair left!). If you have any questions about the Tabernacle, please do not hesitate to ask! I’m more than willing to help.
The reading today, I believe, is one of the mountaintop passages of the Old Testament. Before this, God had only walked with and visited people, now He would live with them! Wow! And, few subjects take up more space in the Old Testament than the Tabernacle.
Remember to look at the big picture of the Tabernacle and the priests; don’t worry about analyzing every little detail.
Repetition emphasizes importance; it’s not just for the sake of repetition. So pay attention to what is repeated and how it is repeated.
And, just a final quick fact about the passage: although the text makes it seem like the Tabernacle was built in a very short time, from the beginning of yesterday’s reading, where the materials and workers for the Tabernacle are called, to the end of today’s reading probably took about six and one-half months (John D. Hannah, “Exodus” The Bible Knowledge Commentary: Old Testament. John F. Walvoord, Roy B. Zuck, Eds. Victor: Colorado Springs, 2004; p.162)!
I will be praying for you today, that The Lord will clearly show you what He is saying in His Word, and that He will give you wisdom and strength to apply it to a specific situation in your life today! He is willing and able to do it!