April 3, 2014
Exodus 39-Part 2
And Moses did look upon all the work, and, behold, they had done it as the LORD had commanded, even so had they done it: and Moses blessed them. Exodus 39:43
LET IT GLOW
Finished. All done. What a load off the mind when something is impending and finally completed. I have several projects that I would like to say that about, don't you? Looking around, I see one in particular. It is a baby blanket for my new grandson, who will be one year old next month. Where did the time go? I meant to do it, get that blanket made for him before he walked. I better do it this month if that happens. So, I simply have other projects to do. Are you like me? Can you imagine the thrill that the Israelites experienced when everything was completed for the Tabernacle? What about the excitement of Moses?
Verse 32 states that all the work on the Tabernacle, the Tent of Meeting, was completed. They brought all the items, from furniture to tent pegs, to priests' garment. Finally it all was done.
I wonder if they asked if they could move on, getting out of the wilderness. But, not just yet.
Liberty Bible Commentary has this to say about the rest of chapter 39:
Just as each item was important in God's service, so no item is omitted from mention in the final summary (one long sentence) of the finished products.Compare Numbers 7:1-89, where each tribe's offering to God is completely enumerated, though all were the same. God is interested in the the offerings and the work of each individual, no matter how small it may seem to others.
How faithful are we in the small things?
John 19:30 records some of Jesus' last words while on the cross, It is finished.
He had come to do the Father's will, and He completed it. Now Jesus sits on the right hand of the
Father, awaiting the time He can return to get His children, you and me.
LET IT GROW
Moses looked over all the work. He wanted to be certain that it met the specifications of God, before the
Tabernacle was assembled and furniture put in place.
Moses inspected the work and confirmed its successful completion. The term work is to be taken as the end result of professional and skilled craftsmen. (MacArthur)
How many times do we read the words about the work which was done, according to all that the LORD commanded Moses? I counted three verses-32, 42, and 43. Then Moses blessed them (verse 43), talking about Israel.
We must take care to do things God's way if we would seek His blessing. (Falwell)
By this act (blessing), Moses set his final and formal seal of approval on the outcome of their earnestness and diligence, and expressed his prayer-wish that good would result to them from their God. This is the only instance recorded in Exodus of Moses' pronouncing a blessing on his people. (MacArthur)
Other times of blessing mentioned are found in 20:11, 24; 23:25, and 12:32.
When we finish a project that the Lord has directed us to do, then He will bless the effort and work we put into it.
Are we doing His work or ours?
LET IT GO
Prioritize my projects, seeking the Lord's direction.
Do God's will, His way.
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