Exodus 36-38

Exodus 36:6-7
6 So Moses gave a commandment, and they caused it to be proclaimed throughout the camp, saying, “Let neither man nor woman do any more work for the offering of the sanctuary.” And the people were restrained from bringing, 7 for the material they had was sufficient for all the work to be done—indeed too much.

One of the barometers in how we are doing in our faith is the level of service and the giving of our resources, how generous we are. In this moment of time, the Israelites were in a good place. They were excited about all the Lord was doing and more than willing to give of their time and money. So much so, that they were told to stop. I want to be like this with my life.

Exodus 36:15
15 The length of each curtain was thirty cubits, and the width of each curtain four cubits; the eleven curtains were the same size.

When you think of a cubit, think of 18 inches, or a foot and a half. Multiply the number of cubits by 1.5 and you will have the number of feet. The size of these curtains was 45 feet long and 6 feet wide.

Exodus 37:9
9 The cherubim spread out their wings above, and covered the mercy seat with their wings. They faced one another; the faces of the cherubim were toward the mercy seat.

This is the ark of the covenant. What a spectacular sight it must have been. The Lord manifested His presence with a cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night. It would rest above the Tabernacle, directly above the mercy seat.

Exodus 38:24
24 All the gold that was used in all the work of the holy place, that is, the gold of the offering, was twenty- nine talents and seven hundred and thirty shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary.

Some estimate a talent to equal about 70 pounds. This means there was something like 2,030 pounds (over one ton) of gold used in the tabernacle.


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