That was a lot of gold and silver

Exodus Bible Background

02.05.2017 – Old Testament: Exo 38.24–26

To read the Bible in a year, read Exodus 37–38 on February 5, In the year of our Lord 2017

By Don Ruhl

Whether you know what a talent, shekel, or bekah were, you can still tell that the following represented a lot of gold and silver,

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. And the silver from those who were numbered of the congregation was one hundred talents and one thousand seven hundred and seventy-five shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary: a bekah for each man (that is, half a shekel, according to the shekel of the sanctuary), for everyone included in the numbering from twenty years old and above, for six hundred and three thousand, five hundred and fifty men (Exodus 38.24–26). 

While they each gave much, it paled in comparison to what the Lord had given to them, even as what we may give to the Lord fades into insignificance compared to His countless gifts, and His ultimate gift, the one that we cannot fully describe, the gift of Jesus Christ.

Questions:

  • What have you given to the Lord?
  • What has He given to you?

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