The Light of the World…

Read: Exodus 36-38
Marked: Exodus 37:17, He also made the lampstand of pure gold; of hammered work he made the lampstand. Its shaft, its branches, its bowls, its [ornamental] knobs, and its flowers were of the same piece.

The lampstand of pure gold had a centre shaft with a lamp as well as six branches. Three one one side and three on the other with each branch having a lamp (V18).

John the apostle saw seven lamps in heaven (Revelation 1:20) representing the seven churches. The tabernacle that was being built was a model of what is in heaven. In a sense the church was represented in the Old Testament.

All the articles that were being made symbolized the reality found in Jesus Christ and the kingdom fulfilled through the church made up of a multitude of nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues.

Jesus, the Light of the World shining the light of His glory through the church.


A Stirring of the Heart…

Read: Exodus 33-35
Marked: Exodus 35:21, Then everyone came whose heart was stirred, and everyone whose spirit was willing, [and] they brought the LORD’s offering for the work of the tabernacle of meeting, for all its service, and for the holy garments.

We are called to do the work of the Lord and are not forced. We freely receive and freely give. Some give more, some give less, but it’s all received by God. We shouldn’t think that what we bring before the Lord isn’t enough or good enough.

Is your heart stirred to give as your heart determines? Do it all in service to God for the work He determines to do.