June 12, 2017

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Reading along with us in Exodus? Here’s today’s reading:

Exodus 27 (ESV)

“You shall make the altar of acacia wood, five cubits long and five cubits broad. The altar shall be square, and its height shall be three cubits. 2 And you shall make horns for it on its four corners; its horns shall be of one piece with it, and you shall overlay it with bronze. 3 You shall make pots for it to receive its ashes, and shovels and basins and forks and fire pans. You shall make all its utensils of bronze. 4 You shall also make for it a grating, a network of bronze, and on the net you shall make four bronze rings at its four corners. 5 And you shall set it under the ledge of the altar so that the net extends halfway down the altar. 6 And you shall make poles for the altar, poles of acacia wood, and overlay them with bronze. 7 And the poles shall be put through the rings, so that the poles are on the two sides of the altar when it is carried. 8 You shall make it hollow, with boards. As it has been shown you on the mountain, so shall it be made… Continue Reading

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  1. The tabernacle is constructed of acacia wood – processed trees
    Linen -processed
    Pure olive oil

    Interesting how common things of the earth have to be touched and worked to be part of the tabernacle
    Might be overthinking this yet it reminds me of my own walk and how I as a “raw” material need to be refined to be more sanctified

  2. Maybe not an intended meaning in the passage, but a good thought for reflection, Jim. We do need to be careful of an allegorical interpretation of Scripture where everything has a hidden meaning. But that’s not to say that a thought like that could generate praise and reflection on how privileged we are to be used by God and just how malleable we are in God’s hand.

    What struct me about the passage is all the detail given that allows the tabernacle to be mobile. Most things required poles and rings to be carried. So God making provision for His presence to be with His people while they were on the move. And yet how central these items of the tabernacle would be as they moved.

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