It was time to set up the tabernacle

Exodus Bible Background

02.06.2018 – Old Testament: Exo 40.1–8

To read the Bible in a year, read Exodus 39–40 on February 6, In the year of our Lord 2018

By Don Ruhl

It must have been a very special time when the Lord told Moses it was time to set up the tabernacle,

Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying: “On the first day of the first month you shall set up the tabernacle of the tent of meeting. You shall put in it the ark of the Testimony, and partition off the ark with the veil. You shall bring in the table and arrange the things that are to be set in order on it; and you shall bring in the lampstand and light its lamps. You shall also set the altar of gold for the incense before the ark of the Testimony, and put up the screen for the door of the tabernacle. Then you shall set the altar of the burnt offering before the door of the tabernacle of the tent of meeting. And you shall set the laver between the tabernacle of meeting and the altar, and put water in it. You shall set up the court all around, and hang up the screen at the court gate” (Exodus 40.1–8).

The children of Israel had contributed generously for the construction of this meeting place and chosen men from Israel had crafted it. Finally, they had completed their jobs and then they had to bring it all together.

Truly, the hearts of all the Israelites must have rejoiced that they had made such a treasure in the wilderness with material that they had gotten from the Egyptians!

Questions:

  • Would you like to have seen the tabernacle?
  • If you could have worked on it, what part would you have made?

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