Exodus 40

Exodus 40:1-11 God gave the Tabernacle to Israel, so they could worship Him and make it possible for Him to dwell among them. The Tabernacle foreshadowed the worship that was to come.  It was modeled after the pattern that God gave to Moses (Ex. 25:40).  It has been one year since the plagues began on Egypt and … Read more

Exodus 39

Exodus 39:1 These verses regarding the garments of the Priests compliment Ex. 28.  The High Priest represented the people before the Lord and was the model for the rest of the priests. He also served as an example for the entire nation since all Israel is described in Scripture as priests for the nations. Similarly, we … Read more

Exodus 38

The greatest problem that confronts us is how do we approach God and find acceptance in God’s presence? Cain was cast from his presence and dwelt in the land of Nod, which means shaking or insecurity, and it is the same for all of us without a relationship with God.  God has made it possible to … Read more

Exodus 37

This is how the Tribes of Israel were arranged around the ark of the Covenant.  The saying “ignorance is bliss” may be true in trivial matters but if failing to ignore essential truth it can have grave consequences. This is true when dealing with the Lord, the great Creator and Sustainer of the universe. He … Read more

Exodus 36

Exodus 36:1-2 How we spend our time is one of the most important decisions we can make. All kinds of things compete for our attention: family, work, friendships, entertainment, religious activities and a myriad of other things. Sadly, many of us spend time on things that will not have eternal significance. It is amazing but … Read more

Exodus 35

Chapters 35-40 ends the story of God’s deliverance and redemption of God’s people. The focus is on the construction of the Tabernacle it may appear redundant since we covered it earlier in the instructions given to Moses in Chaps. 25-31.  These chapters discus the actual construction. But God wanted His people to know about this as … Read more

Exodus 34

Exodus 34:1-3. Moses’ intercession in the previous chapter moved God to renew His covenant with Israel. God ordered Moses to prepare two new stone tablets that He might once again write upon them the Ten Commandments. The tablets were complete copies of the Ten Commandments: one tablet representing God’s copy and the other for Israel. Both … Read more

Exodus 33

Exodus 33:1-3 Verse 3 captures God’s heart in response to the idolatry with His people. His response was so strong that he warned Israel that He might not be able to withhold his judgment against them. This chapter is transitional, in the next chapter we’ll learn of Israel’s renewal or revival. In v 2 he promised to send … Read more

Exodus 32

In Ex. 19 Israel comes to Mt. Sinai and Moses went up on the mountain in response to God’s call. In Ex. 19:4-6 God thru Moses gives them the invitation to be His covenant people. The Jewish people in response promised to obey whatever God told them to do (Ex. 19:8; 24:3, 7; 20:19). The book of … Read more

Exodus 31

V 1-3 God had just finished giving Moses the pattern for the Tabernacle’s design (Ex. 25:8-9). Moses was a prophet, but the Tabernacle needed an artist. So, God called two men to serve as his holy artists, Bezalel and Oholiab. They were called by name (Exod. 31:2, 6). Bezalel means “in the shadow of God.”  They were … Read more