Monday, February 11, 2013

February 11 – Exodus 36-38

Today’s reading comes from Exodus 36-38. Before reading I invite you to pray and asked God to speak to you as you read his word.

When God ask you to do something for him, God ends up supplying the talents and resources needed. That is the main lesson I take away from today’s reading. Today we are given a glimpse of all that went into making the Tabernacle and all that went in it. There is a lot of detail given. Right now I am doing my reading from the New Living Translation of the Bible. Instead of using cubits to define the measurements of the Tabernacle it has converted it to feet. This has been helpful because feet relate better in my mind … I do not know about you, but when I finished the shoe molding in my kitchen this weekend I did not use the distance from my wrist to my elbow – the standard for measuring a cubit – to mark my pieces, I used feet and inches … and with that relation the Tabernacle is huge.

For this massive undertaking God supplied the resources and talents needed. Two men Bezalel and Oholiab were well skilled for the task at hand. Where did they get these skills? Their skills came as slaves in Egypt. Their time in Egypt prepared them to build the home of God. The resources needed were provided by God when they plunder the Egyptians when they left the land of Egypt. I think this is a good reminder that when God calls us to something, he will supply what we need. We are also reminded that just because days are tough it does not mean God is not preparing us for something else, something greater.

I am reminded of this right now. I am really sore. On Friday morning I was laying in bed watching an infomercial for Insanity. I have heard of others doing it and loving it, I have watched the commercial before, but I am too cheap to buy the program. So I went searching for an app on my iPad that would be a good timer, found one and began to create my own work out program. I have it done it Saturday and this morning. And I am hurting … really bad, but I know that if I keep it up the pain will go away and I will soon be in much better shape, able to fully complete the workout and even begin adding to it. Who knows I might one day have the abs I hope for. The pain must come before the results.

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