God is Setting All Things Right. So I am Blogging Through the Bible in a Year.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

February 12 - Exodus 39-40: God Moves In

Today’s Reading: Exodus 39-40

The Message

English Standard Version

Congratulations! You made it through three books! Only 63 to go.

Today finishes the chronicle of the Israelites building what God commanded them to build (Exodus 36-40). Do not skip this section, but remember you aren't going to be tested on the specific aspects of the Aaron's high priest garb or the Tabernacle.

Thought to Guide Your Reading

Moses completes what God commanded him to do.

Summary in 100 Words or Less

Sacred clothes were made for Aaron to wear as he went before God in the Tabernacle. This concluded the work done as God commanded.
On the one-year anniversary of the Israelites leaving Egypt, God had them erect the Tabernacle. The Ark of the Covenant was placed inside and all of the furniture was put in place. God came down and inhabited the Tabernacle in a cloud. This cloud would guide the Israelites during their sojourn.

How Today’s Reading Contributes to the Gospel: God is Setting All Things Right

The Exodus from Egypt is completed—God now resides with Israel, a free nation of people.

The book began with Pharaoh wanting to kill the Jewish boys at birth because his slaves are becoming too numerous to control. It ends with God moving into a beautiful tent that the free nation of Israel built with gold and other precious objects. This ends the Exodus and begins a new phase of life for Israel—the chosen nation of God. This is the theme of Exodus—Israel is God's Chosen People.

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