Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Offering Exodus 35 and 36

Exodus 35:5-6 "Take ye from among you an offering unto the Lord: whosoever is of a willing heart, let him bring it, an offering of the Lord; gold, and silver, and brass, And blue, and purple, and scarlet and fine linen and goats hair..."

It is a long list that is needed for the building of the tabernacle and other things. The people took to this task as if with new energy.

v25 "And all the women that were wisehearted did spin with their hands, and brought that which they had spun, both of blue, and of purple and of scarlet and of fine linen. v26 And all the women whose heart stirred them up in wisdom spun goats hair."

This seems to be the attitude that prevailed in Israel. Everyone gave offerings and did that which would help with the job of building the sanctuary. So much so that in Chapter 36 verse 6 nd 7 they had to be stopped.

"And Moses gave commandment and they caused it to be proclaimed thoughout the camp, saying, Let neither man nor woman make anymore work for the offering of the sanctuary. So the people were restrained from bringing. v7 For the stuff they had was sufficient for all the work to make it, and too much."

So chapter 36 continues with descriptions of how the work went on.

It is great when people do so well that someone has to say that's all we need.

Psalm 31:23 "O love the Lord, all ye his saints: for the Lord preserveth the faithful, and plentifully rewardeth the proud doer."

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