Today, we’ll read Exodus 35, and Matthew chapter 7. In Exodus, we see the people bring their offerings to build the tabernacle, and in Matthew, Jesus wraps up the sermon on the mount and the people are amazed at his teaching. We’ll read from the Easy-to-Read Version.
May God bless the reading of His Word.
Hey, how are your toes feeling? Please don’t be offended if I step on them, ok? It’s not my intention, but I gotta calls ’em as I see ’em. Here goes. One of the biggest complaints people have about organized religion is that the preacher’s always asking for money. And another complaint is that we shouldn’t spend all that money on a building. Well, here in Exodus chapter 35 we see that God instructed Moses to ask the people for offerings to build the tabernacle. Folks, the preachers didn’t just decide out of their own greed to begin to ask the people to support the church. It’s from God himself. And before you bring it up, yes, there *are* some who overstep the bounds of decency on this matter. Yes, there are some greedy ones who try to fleece the sheep. But that is another show, and not a part of what this podcast is about. I just wanted to note that asking for offerings is not inherently wrong.
Are you toes ok? Maybe I should move on to commenting on the reading from Matthew.
I love Matthew 7. There is such good, simple teaching there. I guess one of the most important thoughts is found in verse 12. “Do for others what you would want them to do for you. This is the meaning of the Law of Moses and the teaching of the prophets.” If we as a species could just get that one right, we’d all be a lot happier, wouldn’t we.
Well, let’s keep working on that, shall we?
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I’ll talk to you tomorrow. I’ll be a tired guy, because I will have spent the day installing a hardwood floor for my mother-in-law. But, God willing, I’ll have enough energy to get an episode done. Pray for me? I’ll talk to you then. May God bless you richly. I’m Steve Webb.