Bible Reading for JAN29: Exodus 35-37

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.

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