Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Walk in The Word: God's Story of Redemption

Bible Study 2/22/10
Reading Passages: Exodus (ch. 29-40) & Leviticus (ch. 1-10)

"Everyone who was willing and whose heart moved him came and brought an offering to the Lord for the work on the Tent of Meeting." Ex. 35:21

The Israelites weren't exactly known for being obedient. However, when God gave Moses the divine blueprints for building the tabernacle, there was a great response from the people. So great in fact, that Moses eventually had to issue a proclamation for the people to stop bringing materials because there was more than enough to get the work done. In the last few chapters of Exodus, we see the repeated phrase "just as the Lord commanded." When the building was completed, Moses blessed the people & then the most amazing thing happened....Moses couldn't even enter it because the glory of the Lord filled the entire place! A God that had seemed so distant from them before, was now taking up residence among His people. And all because of their obedience. (See Leviticus chapter 10 for examples of disobedience to the Lord's commands.)

This Holy, Almighty Creator deserves our obedience. He even tells us in John 14:15, "if you love me, you will obey my commands." We can have knowledge of Him, but without daily application, our knowledge is useless. Pray along with me today for complete obedience to our Lord and Savior, so that He may dwell among us, and reside within us. (1 John 3:24)

Forever Faithful,
Deanna Crist

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