Today, we’ll read Exodus 37, where Bezalel expertly builds the ark and other items for the tabernacle, and Matthew chapter 9, where Jesus calls one of the lowliest of Jewish society to follow him. And our text today is from the World English Bible.
May God bless the reading of His Word.
I wonder how long it took for Bezalel and his helpers to build these items. It had to have taken many hundreds of man-hours, right? Everything was done by hand, and the gold was not cast, but hand worked, so it was pounded into shape, I think. How beautiful it must’ve been. Think of all the detail and care, and yes, love that went into it. And as I sit here thinking about it, I’m reminded that believers are called the temple of the Holy Spirit in 1 Corinthians 3. And we are not wrought by the hands of man, but of God. Psalm 139 says “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.” It goes on to say that we are fearfully and wonderfully made. Knowing that the tabernacle was the precursor of the temple, and the temple was the precursor to the believer, it makes sense that God would give instructions to build the tabernacle with such intricate details, doesn’t it?
And in Matthew, we see that the more Jesus connected with the people, the more the religious leaders found fault with Him. He was meeting them where they hurt. People of every walk of life, from the lowliest beggars to people of wealth and authority. He gave each of them the time that they needed, healing their bodies and forgiving their sins. Why do you suppose he told some of them to not tell anyone?
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You may have noticed that I missed a couple days. Oh my gosh. I am just not as young as I used to be. I finished installing my mother-in-law’s hardwood floor, and it took a two days before I could move again. I decided to take the weekend off, plus Sunday was Mother’s Day, of course, so I wanted to spend time with the Lovely Lady LeeAnn, the mother of my boys.
I’m actually thinking about taking Sundays off anyway. That way, if you get behind a bit, you’ll have a chance to catch up, and it gives me a weekly break. Hmmm. That actually sounds familiar, doesn’t it? Let me know your thoughts. You can email me at email@example.com, or comment on the FB group. LifespringMedia.com/facebook.
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So I’ll talk to you tomorrow. May God bless you richly. I’m Steve Webb.