Today, we’ll read Exodus 36, and Matthew chapter 8. Yesterday in Exodus, we saw the people bringing offerings and gifts to build the tabernacle. Today, you’re not going to believe what happens with the offerings. And in Matthew, Jesus heals many different kinds of people, and after he does so in one village, you’re not going to believe the reaction he gets from the residents. We’ll read again from the Easy-to-Read Version.
May God bless the reading of His Word.
So in Exodus we heard something that is seldom said today: Don’t bring anymore gifts to the church. We have enough. Of course the difference is that the gifts here in Exodus were for a specific project. Once there were enough resources, it was reasonable to expect that they would be told the didn’t need to bring anything else.
So what did you think about the village asking Jesus to move along? Can you imagine? You know why they told him to leave, right? They made their living from the pigs. Since Jesus cause a herd of them to drown themselves, he disrupted their income stream.
So hey, Jesus is ok, as long as he doesn’t mess things up around here, you know? Hmm. Sound at all familiar today?
Well, in case you’re wondering. Yes I did work on my mother-in-law’s floor today. I got about half of the kitchen finished, so I’ll need to go back tomorrow to finish it up. I want to have everything put back together by Sunday, Mother’s Day. And yes, I’m tired and sore. I’m going to get this episode finished, and then I’m going to bed. I’m sure I’ll sleep well tonight.
So I’ll talk to you tomorrow. I May God bless you richly. I’m Steve Webb.