Wrap Up and Glory! The people of God remember, repent, and renew their commitment to the LORD. We end our study looking up and recalling why we serve, why we love, why we obey: to enjoy God’s PRESENCE and display His GLORY.
Moses comes down from the mountain to find the people of God forgetful and disobedient. In just a short time we see the people whom God has redeemed turn back to their old ways of idol worship and God’s response to call the people back to remembrance and repentance.
Those That Minister & Build
God not only cares about the construction of the tabernacle and its contents, but he cares about the priestly line mediating between Him and His people. We’ll see the people respond to God’s call to minister and build by bringing their materials and abilities to steward and shape the Kingdom of God.
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The Tabernacle Part 2
The Lord desires the people of Israel to know and experience His holiness and His glory through the construction of the tabernacle and contents of the outer court. They point us to the ultimate sacrifice and a better High Priest in Jesus Christ.
THE TABERNACLE PART 1
God’s specific instruction to His people in the building of the sanctuary displays His love and affection. Each specific instruction shadows a truth about Christ, the One who would choose to tabernacle among us.
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God calls His people to live distinctly. His law shows how He cares for our worship, all of human life, our stuff, our holiness, and His glory. The way we live and love displays our affection for Him.
This section of Exodus is known as the Book of the Covenant. These are laws that expound upon the 10 Commandments in specific ways. Some of these laws are written for a specific time and culture and others hold timeless moral principles we still abide by today.
The people of God would verbally commit to keeping these laws and God knowing they couldn’t do it on their own, provided a way for them to be covered and covenanted to Him through a blood sacrifice.
7 Then he took the Book of the Covenant and read it to the people. They responded, “We will do everything the Lord has said; we will obey.”
8 Moses then took the blood, sprinkled it on the people and said, “This is the blood of the covenant that the Lord has made with you in accordance with all these words.” (Exodus 24:7-8)
Even in the law, there is grace. Blood shed and poured on the people so that they might behold the King.
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The Ten Commandments
12 “Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.
13 “You shall not murder.
14 “You shall not commit adultery.
15 “You shall not steal.
16 “You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.
17 “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his male or female servant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.”
18 When the people saw the thunder and lightning and heard the trumpet and saw the mountain in smoke, they trembled with fear. They stayed at a distance 19 and said to Moses, “Speak to us yourself and we will listen. But do not have God speak to us or we will die.”
20 Moses said to the people, “Do not be afraid. God has come to test you, so that the fear of God will be with you to keep you from sinning.”
21 The people remained at a distance, while Moses approached the thick darkness where God was.
Love God and love your neighbor as yourself. This week we’ll see God’s law of love commanded to His people in how they are to treat others.