[bible1year] Devotional comments on Exodus 35-37

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From: glen_stewart@...
Date: 29 Jan 2015 13:02:51 -0000
        God has always dealt with sin through the 
shedding of blood. The Tabernacle was God's remedy for 
the nation of Israel. They had sinned and the Tabernacle 
was their way back to God. We must keep in mind that 
neither Israel nor any other nation in the Old or New 
Testament was saved by bringing a sacrifice. The 
bringing of sacrifices was but an evidence of faith in 
God's Holy Word, for it is by faith that we are saved, 
and not by works.

        In today's reading Moses is gathering together 
all the congregations of the children of Israel and 
giving them the words of the Lord. God began with a 
reminder about the Sabbath Law, and then He asked the 
people for an offering. You may note in these chapters 
that every little detail of the Tabernacle is mentioned, 
even the pins and the cords. Nothing is too trivial for 
the Lord to see and know. Matthew 10:30 tells us that 
even the hairs of our head are numbered. Everything that 
is done is important to the Lord, and He does everything 
in full detail.

        In verses 4-19 of chapter 35 Moses calls for 
materials, and the people depart to bring their 
offerings to Moses. They brought their wealth and 
abundance, "much more than enough," as we see in chapter 
36:5. The gifts were so generous that Moses had to stop 
the people from bringing them. Two men, Bezaleel and 
Aholiab, were called of God to give of their labors. God 
empowered them, by His Spirit, to do the job He had 
called them to do. What a lesson for us today! God truly 
has a work for each of us, and we should remember that 
whatever God demands, He will supply. I want to repeat 
that statement, because it is so true and applies to any 
work that God requires of us. WHATEVER HE DEMANDS, HE 
WILL SUPPLY. It is also very interesting to note that 
Bezaleel was from Judah, the first tribe, and Aholiab 
was from Dan, the last tribe. God not only picked the 
first, but the last.