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Exodus 36

What does it say?
With Bezalel and Oholiab set apart by the Lord as their leaders, every man whom the Lord had given skill was to perform all the work in constructing the sanctuary. Moses gave to those who were performing the work, the freewill offerings brought by the people for the construction of the sanctuary. The workers told Moses that the people had given more than enough; therefore, Moses commanded that the people give no more. The inner wall of the tabernacle was made with fine twisted linen and blue and purple and scarlet material. They also made curtains of goats’ hair for the outer wall. The boards that made the frame for the tabernacle were made of acacia wood. The frame consisted of upright boards and cross bars fitted together with silver sockets. The veil for the holy of holies was made of blue and purple and scarlet material and fine twisted linen, with pillars of acacia wood overlaid with gold and golden hooks to hold up the veil. I screen for the doorway to the holy place was of blue and purple and scarlet material and fine twisted linen set on five pillars with hooks of gold but with sockets of bronze.

What does it mean?
The Lord choses people according to his own purpose. Bezalel was from the tribe of Judah and Oholiab was from the tribe of Dan and the men whom the Lord had given skill to preform the work came from the sons of Israel without a mention of their tribes. The Lord had designated the tribe of Levi for the work done in the sanctuary, and from that tribe, Aaron and his sons as priests to the Lord. Only Levites could carry the sanctuary, and only Levites could set it up, and only a priest could enter the meeting place, and only Aaron the High Priest could enter the holy of holies; yet, the entire sanctuary was constructed by persons who were not of Levi. In fact, there is not a mention of a person from that tribe involved in the construction; therefore, the tabernacle once constructed was considered holy because the Lord made it holy with his presence but the tabernacle was constructed by the people of God.

What shall I do?
I shall realize that the Lord has work for me to do but it may not be the visible work that he has given someone else. One of the things that the Lord has given me to do is write about his word and post it as an article on the internet . Like the unnamed who did the work of constructing the tabernacle, in time, no one will no me, but I hope that whatever work that I do in this life, brings glory to God in the Lord Jesus Christ and benefits my brothers and sisters in Christ.

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