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Exodus 39-40:38

Our comments have been about either directly or indirectly about obedience. Obedience in following the Great Commission, obedience in using the gifts, talents and abilities, as well as our time to doing what God has called us to do, that is what we seem to be focusing on or drawn to as we read through the scriptures these past couple of days. Whether it is in building the Tabernacle, in the past, or submitting our time, talent and treasurer to God, the last word is Obedience.

Probably because that has been the single most constant thread I believe that runs through the majority of our posts for the past several days, the following verse caught my eye and imagination,

So all the work of the tabernacle, the tent of meeting, was completed, and the Israelites did according to all that the LORD had commanded Moses they did it exactly so. (Exodus 39:32 NET.)

Because my imagination was fired up regarding obedience, I went on a little word hunt.
In the Hebrew, the majority of time we read the English word “obey” in the Old Testament (KJV), it is this word, as per Strongs:

A primitive root; to hear intelligently (often with implication of attention, obedience, etc.; causatively to tell, etc.)

Mike what have I learned in reading Exodus this time around. I’ve learned the power of obedience. It is not what I think or even what I want, it is what God says. And it is just not about going and doing. It is about giving careful thought and interacting with what God has said; and the only way I can do that is to not just to listen but to hear intelligently. Listening and hearing are two separate things.

Grace and peace,

I have found , as I read about the building of the tabernacle, and the repetition of the building of it ,I found I started concentrating more on the detail and not just reading it to get through it and iI feel I have more of an understanding of this happening than I have had before
Thank you

Re: your question...Exodus: God is not only in the details. He is the detail. Every aspect of Moses life God orchestrated with perfection, intention, love and purpose. I am so very encouraged, because I know now, that is how God the Father, orders my life and footsteps. In Matthew, its the same...Jesus follows the will of God with the same passion, intention, love and purpose. I find they have a great sense of Humor...Father and the Son... :)

The scripture that stands out is Mark 1:10....the LIT translation is
Rent was not a lite parting of the sky. It was ripped apart. So cool!
Peace to all

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