Exodus 35 ~ Work Begins
It’s amazing how easy it is to let your focus slip.
I’ve been doing what I can to make sure that I keep my focus on God lately, ever since coming back to him. However it is exceptionally easy for things to just get in the way.
Whether it be just being tired, or issues with a personal relationship, or being sick, or just being stressed about whatever it might be, they can all get in the way of God.
I’ve been dealing with some issues surrounding personal relationships the past few days, and it’s hard. I keep letting things go to God, and telling him that I trust him in all of it. However then I find myself grabbing hold of it again. Feelings, thoughts, emotions keep flowing back and all becomes a distraction from my Father.
It’s getting easier, though. As I keep releasing things, the peace begins to increase as does the comfort, and I don’t worry about things so much.
Well, I think God really took the sabbath day seriously.
It’s so important. It really is. I know that I discussed this just recently, but the importance of the sabbath day is massive. It’s the day dedicate to God.
This chapter really shows how seriously God takes the things that he commands and wants to see us do. Not simply because of the heaviness of the statements about the sabbath, but also through the next sections. We find Moses going to the people of Israel and asking them to bring forward offerings for the tabernacle. Instead of simply saying that, though, it’s detailed. He goes through every single item required, gold, silver, bronze, fabrics, dugong hides, gems, the whole kitten kaboodle! He goes through and tells them what it’s all for, as if it hasn’t already been explained what everything’s for.
Once again, though – like what happened earlier, the people of Israel bring forward what they have.
And 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, for all its service, and for the sacred garments. ~ Exodus 35:21
It’s all about what’s in their hearts. Generosity starts in the heart.