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“Hi! So happy you’re visiting my website today.” <>< Dona
If you don’t have a Bible handy I encourage you to go to Biblegateway.com to read the chapter I’ve listed below. Left click on the highlighted website above and then click on the drop down box that appears. The Biblegateway website will open for you to use. Type in the chapter you want to read and select the translation you want to read them from. Click search and the chapter will appear.
I encourage you to read Exodus 25. Look for and record any “Oh! Wow!” moments you discover even if I’ve not recorded them on this website. And if you have time perhaps you could share them with me.
Exodus 25:1-9 God tells Moses to ask the children of Israel, who have a willing heart, to give an offering to Him.
Response: “Oh! Wow!” Lord you don’t demand us to give, You ask us to give with a willing heart.
Something to think about: God gives us more than we can ever give Him (Malachi 3:10). When I give do I do it with the right attitude?
Prayer: I pray we will give voluntarily and generously. I pray we will give thoughtfully and with purpose, just as we decide in our heart. I pray we will not complain or feel forced to give for You love cheerful givers. You delight in those whose heart is in their gift (II Corinthians 9:5-7).
Exodus 25:10-16 Moses was instructed to build an ark to put God’s covenant in (II Corinthians 3:8-9).
Response: “Oh! Wow!” Lord our body is now the ark that the new covenant is in (I Corinthians 11:25).
Something to think about: According to God’s Word the new covenant declares us free of guilt and sets us apart for God’s special purpose (II Corinthians 3:8-9). For Jesus has become the certain guarantee of a better covenant which will never be replaced or annulled (Hebrews 7:22). This new covenant is an entirely new agreement uniting God and us (Hebrews 9:15).
Something to experience: If we obey God we are inaugurating and establishing the second covenant in our life (Hebrews 10:9).
Prayer: Lord I pray we will understand that the old covenant with animal sacrificing has been done away with for Christ Jesus was the last blood sacrifice needed for us be cleansed of our sins (I Corinthians 5:7). Lord thank You for washing us, sanctifying us and declaring us free of guilt through Christ Jesus. Thank You for giving us a new life and changed behavior (I Corinthians 6:11). In Christ Jesus’ name I pray. AMEN.
Exodus 25:17-22 God instructed Moses to build an atonement cover for the ark.
Response: “Oh! Wow!” You Lord wanted a special place to meet with Moses.
Something to think about: The atonement cover was where the highest and most perfect act of atonement would be made when the high priest would enter the Most Holy Place on the Day of Atonement to atone for the sins of all the people (see Exodus 30:10).
Something to experience: We Christians no longer need an earthly high priest to atone for our sins. For our High Priest is Christ Jesus. We can meet with God any time, any place.
Prayer: Lord thank You for sending Jesus to be our faithful High Priest (Hebrew 3:1-2). He appeared as our High Priest and entered through the greater and more perfect tabernacle not made with hands (Hebrews 9:11). Your Son, Christ Jesus, didn’t enter into a holy place made with human hands, but He entered into heaven itself. Christ Jesus appeared in Your Presence on our behalf. (Hebrews 9:24-26). Lord I pray we will hold fast our confession of faith and cling to our absolute trust in Your Son, Christ Jesus, as our Savior. Thank You for giving us a High Priest who is able to sympathize and understand our weaknesses and temptations. For Christ Jesus was tempted, knowing exactly how it feels to be human, yet He didn’t sin (Hebrews 4:14-15). Lord help us to follow His example, walking in His footsteps (I Peter 2:21). In Christ Jesus’ name I pray. AMEN.
Exodus 25:23-30 God instructed Moses to make a table that would hold the bread of the presence before Him always.
Response: “Oh! Wow!” Lord, Christ Jesus is now the living Bread of life who is before You always.
Something to think about: What does it mean to have Christ Jesus as our Living Bread? My Personal Example: Many years ago when my Mom was dying she couldn’t eat or drink without choking. She finally stopped eating all together. She lingered on this earth for about a week. I got upset with God and asked Him why was He letting my Mom who was a Christian die like this. It seemed so cruel to me. Though there were no outward signs, I was assuming my Mom was in pain. God tenderly spoke to my heart that He was feeding and hydrating my Mom. He told me He was providing the Bread of Life (John 6:35) and the Living Water (John 7:38) to my dear Mom. God was sustaining and feeding her spirit.
Prayer: Lord thank You for sending Christ Jesus to be our Bread. He came down from heaven and offered life to the world (John 6:33). Lord I pray if anyone is reading this that has never received Your Son, Christ Jesus, as their Bread of Life, I pray today will be their day. For Your Word says when You come into our life we will never be hungry nor thirsty for You will sustain us (John 6:35, 38). Your Word says if we believe in Your Son and accept Him as our Savior we will live forever (John 6:51). In His name I pray. AMEN.
Exodus 25:31-40 God instructed Moses on how to make a lampstand for the tabernacle.
Response: “Oh! Wow!” Lord we are the light of Christ to this world.
Something to think about: The lampstand was to illuminate what was in front of it (verse 37).
Something to experience: When we’re looking for a lamp for our feet and a light for our path God’s Word (Christ Jesus) is the light before us. (Psalm 119:105).
Prayer: Lord I pray we will continually be the light of Christ for the world (Matthew 5:14). In His name I pray. AMEN.
“I hope you enjoyed your visit.” <>< Dona