Instructions to Build the Temple? So What?

In my “read through the Bible in a year plan” that won’t get done in a year (but it will get done), part of what I’m reading is in Exodus where it lays out how they built the chest, the table, the priests robes and all of the rest of the “stuff” needed for the temple.

Boring and frankly so what?

But then I came across Exodus 39:42-43 (from the Message):

The Israelites completed all the work, just as God had commanded. Moses saw that they had done all the work and done it exactly as God had commanded. Moses blessed them.

They did all of the work.    All of it.   They did it just as God had commanded them.   They did it EXACTLY as God had commanded them.   And God’s leader – the man in charge, the only one who actually talked WITH God (think how awesome and scary that would be!) blessed them.

Can I say that?

Can you say that?

Are we really doing what God has commanded us and doing it just as God has commanded us?



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