Verse of the Day

Daily Devotion 

By:  Bro. Bob Maynard
 

27 June 2018 Verse of the Day

Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death. (Romans 8:1-2 NASB)

Let the Word of God speak to you.  Focus and meditate on what this verse is saying to you.  Let the Holy Spirit guide you and direct your thoughts and actions by His Infallible Holy Word.  Memorize it and share it with others throughout the day.

Read the Bible through with Yellow Creek Baptist Church:

Laws for Grain Offerings
Lev 2:1
  “‘When anyone brings a grain offering to the LORD, their offering is to be of the finest flour. They are to pour olive oil on it, put incense on it 
Lev 2:2  and take it to Aaron’s sons the priests. The priest shall take a handful of the flour and oil, together with all the incense, and burn this as a memorial portion on the altar, a food offering, an aroma pleasing to the LORD. 
Lev 2:3  The rest of the grain offering belongs to Aaron and his sons; it is a most holy part of the food offerings presented to the LORD. 
Lev 2:4  “‘If you bring a grain offering baked in an oven, it is to consist of the finest flour: either thick loaves made without yeast and with olive oil mixed in or thin loaves made without yeast and brushed with olive oil. 
Lev 2:5  If your grain offering is prepared on a griddle, it is to be made of the finest flour mixed with oil, and without yeast. 
Lev 2:6  Crumble it and pour oil on it; it is a grain offering. 
Lev 2:7  If your grain offering is cooked in a pan, it is to be made of the finest flour and some olive oil. 
Lev 2:8  Bring the grain offering made of these things to the LORD; present it to the priest, who shall take it to the altar. 
Lev 2:9  He shall take out the memorial portion from the grain offering and burn it on the altar as a food offering, an aroma pleasing to the LORD. 
Lev 2:10  The rest of the grain offering belongs to Aaron and his sons; it is a most holy part of the food offerings presented to the LORD. 
Lev 2:11  “‘Every grain offering you bring to the LORD must be made without yeast, for you are not to burn any yeast or honey in a food offering presented to the LORD. 
Lev 2:12  You may bring them to the LORD as an offering of the firstfruits, but they are not to be offered on the altar as a pleasing aroma. 
Lev 2:13  Season all your grain offerings with salt. Do not leave the salt of the covenant of your God out of your grain offerings; add salt to all your offerings. 
Lev 2:14  “‘If you bring a grain offering of firstfruits to the LORD, offer crushed heads of new grain roasted in the fire. 
Lev 2:15  Put oil and incense on it; it is a grain offering. 
Lev 2:16  The priest shall burn the memorial portion of the crushed grain and the oil, together with all the incense, as a food offering presented to the LORD. 

Laws for Peace Offerings
Lev 3:1
  “‘If your offering is a fellowship offering, and you offer an animal from the herd, whether male or female, you are to present before the LORD an animal without defect. 
Lev 3:2  You are to lay your hand on the head of your offering and slaughter it at the entrance to the tent of meeting. Then Aaron’s sons the priests shall splash the blood against the sides of the altar. 
Lev 3:3  From the fellowship offering you are to bring a food offering to the LORD: the internal organs and all the fat that is connected to them, 
Lev 3:4  both kidneys with the fat on them near the loins, and the long lobe of the liver, which you will remove with the kidneys. 
Lev 3:5  Then Aaron’s sons are to burn it on the altar on top of the burnt offering that is lying on the burning wood; it is a food offering, an aroma pleasing to the LORD. 
Lev 3:6  “‘If you offer an animal from the flock as a fellowship offering to the LORD, you are to offer a male or female without defect. 
Lev 3:7  If you offer a lamb, you are to present it before the LORD, 
Lev 3:8  lay your hand on its head and slaughter it in front of the tent of meeting. Then Aaron’s sons shall splash its blood against the sides of the altar. 
Lev 3:9  From the fellowship offering you are to bring a food offering to the LORD: its fat, the entire fat tail cut off close to the backbone, the internal organs and all the fat that is connected to them, 
Lev 3:10  both kidneys with the fat on them near the loins, and the long lobe of the liver, which you will remove with the kidneys. 
Lev 3:11  The priest shall burn them on the altar as a food offering presented to the LORD. 
Lev 3:12  “‘If your offering is a goat, you are to present it before the LORD, 
Lev 3:13  lay your hand on its head and slaughter it in front of the tent of meeting. Then Aaron’s sons shall splash its blood against the sides of the altar. 
Lev 3:14  From what you offer you are to present this food offering to the LORD: the internal organs and all the fat that is connected to them, 
Lev 3:15  both kidneys with the fat on them near the loins, and the long lobe of the liver, which you will remove with the kidneys. 
Lev 3:16  The priest shall burn them on the altar as a food offering, a pleasing aroma. All the fat is the LORD’s. 
Lev 3:17  “‘This is a lasting ordinance for the generations to come, wherever you live: You must not eat any fat or any blood.'”  (NIV)

Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard



26 June 2018 Verse of the Day

“For behold, the day is coming, burning like a furnace; and all the arrogant and every evildoer will be chaff; and the day that is coming will set them ablaze,” says the LORD of hosts, “so that it will leave them neither root nor branch.” “But for you who fear My name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings; and you will go forth and skip about like calves from the stall. (Malachi 4:1-2 NASB)

Let the Word of God speak to you.  Focus and meditate on what this verse is saying to you.  Let the Holy Spirit guide you and direct your thoughts and actions by His Infallible Holy Word.  Memorize it and share it with others throughout the day.

Read the Bible through with Yellow Creek Baptist Church:

The Tabernacle Erected
Exo 40:1
  Then the LORD said to Moses: 
Exo 40:2  “Set up the tabernacle, the tent of meeting, on the first day of the first month. 
Exo 40:3  Place the ark of the covenant law in it and shield the ark with the curtain. 
Exo 40:4  Bring in the table and set out what belongs on it. Then bring in the lampstand and set up its lamps. 
Exo 40:5  Place the gold altar of incense in front of the ark of the covenant law and put the curtain at the entrance to the tabernacle. 
Exo 40:6  “Place the altar of burnt offering in front of the entrance to the tabernacle, the tent of meeting; 
Exo 40:7  place the basin between the tent of meeting and the altar and put water in it. 
Exo 40:8  Set up the courtyard around it and put the curtain at the entrance to the courtyard. 
Exo 40:9  “Take the anointing oil and anoint the tabernacle and everything in it; consecrate it and all its furnishings, and it will be holy. 
Exo 40:10  Then anoint the altar of burnt offering and all its utensils; consecrate the altar, and it will be most holy. 
Exo 40:11  Anoint the basin and its stand and consecrate them. 
Exo 40:12  “Bring Aaron and his sons to the entrance to the tent of meeting and wash them with water. 
Exo 40:13  Then dress Aaron in the sacred garments, anoint him and consecrate him so he may serve me as priest. 
Exo 40:14  Bring his sons and dress them in tunics. 
Exo 40:15  Anoint them just as you anointed their father, so they may serve me as priests. Their anointing will be to a priesthood that will continue throughout their generations.” 
Exo 40:16  Moses did everything just as the LORD commanded him. 
Exo 40:17  So the tabernacle was set up on the first day of the first month in the second year. 
Exo 40:18  When Moses set up the tabernacle, he put the bases in place, erected the frames, inserted the crossbars and set up the posts. 
Exo 40:19  Then he spread the tent over the tabernacle and put the covering over the tent, as the LORD commanded him. 
Exo 40:20  He took the tablets of the covenant law and placed them in the ark, attached the poles to the ark and put the atonement cover over it. 
Exo 40:21  Then he brought the ark into the tabernacle and hung the shielding curtain and shielded the ark of the covenant law, as the LORD commanded him. 
Exo 40:22  Moses placed the table in the tent of meeting on the north side of the tabernacle outside the curtain 
Exo 40:23  and set out the bread on it before the LORD, as the LORD commanded him. 
Exo 40:24  He placed the lampstand in the tent of meeting opposite the table on the south side of the tabernacle 
Exo 40:25  and set up the lamps before the LORD, as the LORD commanded him. 
Exo 40:26  Moses placed the gold altar in the tent of meeting in front of the curtain 
Exo 40:27  and burned fragrant incense on it, as the LORD commanded him. 
Exo 40:28  Then he put up the curtain at the entrance to the tabernacle. 
Exo 40:29  He set the altar of burnt offering near the entrance to the tabernacle, the tent of meeting, and offered on it burnt offerings and grain offerings, as the LORD commanded him. 
Exo 40:30  He placed the basin between the tent of meeting and the altar and put water in it for washing, 
Exo 40:31  and Moses and Aaron and his sons used it to wash their hands and feet. 
Exo 40:32  They washed whenever they entered the tent of meeting or approached the altar, as the LORD commanded Moses. 
Exo 40:33  Then Moses set up the courtyard around the tabernacle and altar and put up the curtain at the entrance to the courtyard. And so Moses finished the work. 
The Glory of the Lord
Exo 40:34  Then the cloud covered the tent of meeting, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle. 
Exo 40:35  Moses could not enter the tent of meeting because the cloud had settled on it, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle. 
Exo 40:36  In all the travels of the Israelites, whenever the cloud lifted from above the tabernacle, they would set out; 
Exo 40:37  but if the cloud did not lift, they did not set out—until the day it lifted. 
Exo 40:38  So the cloud of the LORD was over the tabernacle by day, and fire was in the cloud by night, in the sight of all the Israelites during all their travels. 

Laws for Burnt Offerings
Lev 1:1
  The LORD called to Moses and spoke to him from the tent of meeting. He said, 
Lev 1:2  “Speak to the Israelites and say to them: ‘When anyone among you brings an offering to the LORD, bring as your offering an animal from either the herd or the flock. 
Lev 1:3  “‘If the offering is a burnt offering from the herd, you are to offer a male without defect. You must present it at the entrance to the tent of meeting so that it will be acceptable to the LORD. 
Lev 1:4  You are to lay your hand on the head of the burnt offering, and it will be accepted on your behalf to make atonement for you. 
Lev 1:5  You are to slaughter the young bull before the LORD, and then Aaron’s sons the priests shall bring the blood and splash it against the sides of the altar at the entrance to the tent of meeting. 
Lev 1:6  You are to skin the burnt offering and cut it into pieces. 
Lev 1:7  The sons of Aaron the priest are to put fire on the altar and arrange wood on the fire. 
Lev 1:8  Then Aaron’s sons the priests shall arrange the pieces, including the head and the fat, on the wood that is burning on the altar. 
Lev 1:9  You are to wash the internal organs and the legs with water, and the priest is to burn all of it on the altar. It is a burnt offering, a food offering, an aroma pleasing to the LORD. 
Lev 1:10  “‘If the offering is a burnt offering from the flock, from either the sheep or the goats, you are to offer a male without defect. 
Lev 1:11  You are to slaughter it at the north side of the altar before the LORD, and Aaron’s sons the priests shall splash its blood against the sides of the altar. 
Lev 1:12  You are to cut it into pieces, and the priest shall arrange them, including the head and the fat, on the wood that is burning on the altar. 
Lev 1:13  You are to wash the internal organs and the legs with water, and the priest is to bring all of them and burn them on the altar. It is a burnt offering, a food offering, an aroma pleasing to the LORD. 
Lev 1:14  “‘If the offering to the LORD is a burnt offering of birds, you are to offer a dove or a young pigeon. 
Lev 1:15  The priest shall bring it to the altar, wring off the head and burn it on the altar; its blood shall be drained out on the side of the altar. 
Lev 1:16  He is to remove the crop and the feathers and throw them down east of the altar where the ashes are. 
Lev 1:17  He shall tear it open by the wings, not dividing it completely, and then the priest shall burn it on the wood that is burning on the altar. It is a burnt offering, a food offering, an aroma pleasing to the LORD.  (NIV)

Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard



25 June 2018 Verse of the Day

“If you do not listen, and if you do not take it to heart to give honor to My name,” says the LORD of hosts, “then I will send the curse upon you and I will curse your blessings; and indeed, I have cursed them already, because you are not taking it to heart.  (Malachi 2:2 NASB)

Let the Word of God speak to you.  Focus and meditate on what this verse is saying to you.  Let the Holy Spirit guide you and direct your thoughts and actions by His Infallible Holy Word.  Memorize it and share it with others throughout the day.

Read the Bible through with Yellow Creek Baptist Church:

Making the Altar of Burnt Offering
Exo 38:1
  They built the altar of burnt offering of acacia wood, three cubits high; it was square, five cubits long and five cubits wide. 
Exo 38:2  They made a horn at each of the four corners, so that the horns and the altar were of one piece, and they overlaid the altar with bronze. 
Exo 38:3  They made all its utensils of bronze—its pots, shovels, sprinkling bowls, meat forks and firepans. 
Exo 38:4  They made a grating for the altar, a bronze network, to be under its ledge, halfway up the altar. 
Exo 38:5  They cast bronze rings to hold the poles for the four corners of the bronze grating. 
Exo 38:6  They made the poles of acacia wood and overlaid them with bronze. 
Exo 38:7  They inserted the poles into the rings so they would be on the sides of the altar for carrying it. They made it hollow, out of boards. 
Making the Bronze Basin
Exo 38:8  They made the bronze basin and its bronze stand from the mirrors of the women who served at the entrance to the tent of meeting. 
Making the Court
Exo 38:9  Next they made the courtyard. The south side was a hundred cubits long and had curtains of finely twisted linen, 
Exo 38:10  with twenty posts and twenty bronze bases, and with silver hooks and bands on the posts. 
Exo 38:11  The north side was also a hundred cubits long and had twenty posts and twenty bronze bases, with silver hooks and bands on the posts. 
Exo 38:12  The west end was fifty cubits wide and had curtains, with ten posts and ten bases, with silver hooks and bands on the posts. 
Exo 38:13  The east end, toward the sunrise, was also fifty cubits wide. 
Exo 38:14  Curtains fifteen cubits long were on one side of the entrance, with three posts and three bases, 
Exo 38:15  and curtains fifteen cubits long were on the other side of the entrance to the courtyard, with three posts and three bases. 
Exo 38:16  All the curtains around the courtyard were of finely twisted linen. 
Exo 38:17  The bases for the posts were bronze. The hooks and bands on the posts were silver, and their tops were overlaid with silver; so all the posts of the courtyard had silver bands. 
Exo 38:18  The curtain for the entrance to the courtyard was made of blue, purple and scarlet yarn and finely twisted linen—the work of an embroiderer. It was twenty cubits long and, like the curtains of the courtyard, five cubits high, 
Exo 38:19  with four posts and four bronze bases. Their hooks and bands were silver, and their tops were overlaid with silver. 
Exo 38:20  All the tent pegs of the tabernacle and of the surrounding courtyard were bronze. 
Materials for the Tabernacle
Exo 38:21  These are the amounts of the materials used for the tabernacle, the tabernacle of the covenant law, which were recorded at Moses’ command by the Levites under the direction of Ithamar son of Aaron, the priest. 
Exo 38:22  (Bezalel son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, made everything the LORD commanded Moses; 
Exo 38:23  with him was Oholiab son of Ahisamak, of the tribe of Dan—an engraver and designer, and an embroiderer in blue, purple and scarlet yarn and fine linen.) 
Exo 38:24  The total amount of the gold from the wave offering used for all the work on the sanctuary was 29 talents and 730 shekels, according to the sanctuary shekel. 
Exo 38:25  The silver obtained from those of the community who were counted in the census was 100 talents and 1,775 shekels, according to the sanctuary shekel— 
Exo 38:26  one beka per person, that is, half a shekel, according to the sanctuary shekel, from everyone who had crossed over to those counted, twenty years old or more, a total of 603,550 men. 
Exo 38:27  The 100 talents of silver were used to cast the bases for the sanctuary and for the curtain—100 bases from the 100 talents, one talent for each base. 
Exo 38:28  They used the 1,775 shekels to make the hooks for the posts, to overlay the tops of the posts, and to make their bands. 
Exo 38:29  The bronze from the wave offering was 70 talents and 2,400 shekels. 
Exo 38:30  They used it to make the bases for the entrance to the tent of meeting, the bronze altar with its bronze grating and all its utensils, 
Exo 38:31  the bases for the surrounding courtyard and those for its entrance and all the tent pegs for the tabernacle and those for the surrounding courtyard. 

Making the Priestly Garments
Exo 39:1
  From the blue, purple and scarlet yarn they made woven garments for ministering in the sanctuary. They also made sacred garments for Aaron, as the LORD commanded Moses. 
Exo 39:2  They made the ephod of gold, and of blue, purple and scarlet yarn, and of finely twisted linen. 
Exo 39:3  They hammered out thin sheets of gold and cut strands to be worked into the blue, purple and scarlet yarn and fine linen—the work of skilled hands. 
Exo 39:4  They made shoulder pieces for the ephod, which were attached to two of its corners, so it could be fastened. 
Exo 39:5  Its skillfully woven waistband was like it—of one piece with the ephod and made with gold, and with blue, purple and scarlet yarn, and with finely twisted linen, as the LORD commanded Moses. 
Exo 39:6  They mounted the onyx stones in gold filigree settings and engraved them like a seal with the names of the sons of Israel. 
Exo 39:7  Then they fastened them on the shoulder pieces of the ephod as memorial stones for the sons of Israel, as the LORD commanded Moses. 
Exo 39:8  They fashioned the breastpiece—the work of a skilled craftsman. They made it like the ephod: of gold, and of blue, purple and scarlet yarn, and of finely twisted linen. 
Exo 39:9  It was square—a span long and a span wide—and folded double. 
Exo 39:10  Then they mounted four rows of precious stones on it. The first row was carnelian, chrysolite and beryl; 
Exo 39:11  the second row was turquoise, lapis lazuli and emerald; 
Exo 39:12  the third row was jacinth, agate and amethyst; 
Exo 39:13  the fourth row was topaz, onyx and jasper. They were mounted in gold filigree settings. 
Exo 39:14  There were twelve stones, one for each of the names of the sons of Israel, each engraved like a seal with the name of one of the twelve tribes. 
Exo 39:15  For the breastpiece they made braided chains of pure gold, like a rope. 
Exo 39:16  They made two gold filigree settings and two gold rings, and fastened the rings to two of the corners of the breastpiece. 
Exo 39:17  They fastened the two gold chains to the rings at the corners of the breastpiece, 
Exo 39:18  and the other ends of the chains to the two settings, attaching them to the shoulder pieces of the ephod at the front. 
Exo 39:19  They made two gold rings and attached them to the other two corners of the breastpiece on the inside edge next to the ephod. 
Exo 39:20  Then they made two more gold rings and attached them to the bottom of the shoulder pieces on the front of the ephod, close to the seam just above the waistband of the ephod. 
Exo 39:21  They tied the rings of the breastpiece to the rings of the ephod with blue cord, connecting it to the waistband so that the breastpiece would not swing out from the ephod—as the LORD commanded Moses. 
Exo 39:22  They made the robe of the ephod entirely of blue cloth—the work of a weaver— 
Exo 39:23  with an opening in the center of the robe like the opening of a collar, and a band around this opening, so that it would not tear. 
Exo 39:24  They made pomegranates of blue, purple and scarlet yarn and finely twisted linen around the hem of the robe. 
Exo 39:25  And they made bells of pure gold and attached them around the hem between the pomegranates. 
Exo 39:26  The bells and pomegranates alternated around the hem of the robe to be worn for ministering, as the LORD commanded Moses. 
Exo 39:27  For Aaron and his sons, they made tunics of fine linen—the work of a weaver— 
Exo 39:28  and the turban of fine linen, the linen caps and the undergarments of finely twisted linen. 
Exo 39:29  The sash was made of finely twisted linen and blue, purple and scarlet yarn—the work of an embroiderer—as the LORD commanded Moses. 
Exo 39:30  They made the plate, the sacred emblem, out of pure gold and engraved on it, like an inscription on a seal: HOLY TO THE LORD. 
Exo 39:31  Then they fastened a blue cord to it to attach it to the turban, as the LORD commanded Moses. 
Exo 39:32  So all the work on the tabernacle, the tent of meeting, was completed. The Israelites did everything just as the LORD commanded Moses. 
Exo 39:33  Then they brought the tabernacle to Moses: the tent and all its furnishings, its clasps, frames, crossbars, posts and bases; 
Exo 39:34  the covering of ram skins dyed red and the covering of another durable leather and the shielding curtain; 
Exo 39:35  the ark of the covenant law with its poles and the atonement cover; 
Exo 39:36  the table with all its articles and the bread of the Presence; 
Exo 39:37  the pure gold lampstand with its row of lamps and all its accessories, and the olive oil for the light; 
Exo 39:38  the gold altar, the anointing oil, the fragrant incense, and the curtain for the entrance to the tent; 
Exo 39:39  the bronze altar with its bronze grating, its poles and all its utensils; the basin with its stand; 
Exo 39:40  the curtains of the courtyard with its posts and bases, and the curtain for the entrance to the courtyard; the ropes and tent pegs for the courtyard; all the furnishings for the tabernacle, the tent of meeting; 
Exo 39:41  and the woven garments worn for ministering in the sanctuary, both the sacred garments for Aaron the priest and the garments for his sons when serving as priests. 
Exo 39:42  The Israelites had done all the work just as the LORD had commanded Moses. 
Exo 39:43  Moses inspected the work and saw that they had done it just as the LORD had commanded. So Moses blessed them.  (NIV)

Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard



24 June 2018 Verse of the Day

Whoever gives heed to instruction prospers, and blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD.  (Proverbs 16:20 NIV)

Let the Word of God speak to you.  Focus and meditate on what this verse is saying to you.  Let the Holy Spirit guide you and direct your thoughts and actions by His Infallible Holy Word.  Memorize it and share it with others throughout the day.

Read the Bible through with Yellow Creek Baptist Church:

Exo 36:1  So Bezalel, Oholiab and every skilled person to whom the LORD has given skill and ability to know how to carry out all the work of constructing the sanctuary are to do the work just as the LORD has commanded.” 
Exo 36:2  Then Moses summoned Bezalel and Oholiab and every skilled person to whom the LORD had given ability and who was willing to come and do the work. 
Exo 36:3  They received from Moses all the offerings the Israelites had brought to carry out the work of constructing the sanctuary. And the people continued to bring freewill offerings morning after morning. 
Exo 36:4  So all the skilled workers who were doing all the work on the sanctuary left what they were doing 
Exo 36:5  and said to Moses, “The people are bringing more than enough for doing the work the LORD commanded to be done.” 
Exo 36:6  Then Moses gave an order and they sent this word throughout the camp: “No man or woman is to make anything else as an offering for the sanctuary.” And so the people were restrained from bringing more, 
Exo 36:7  because what they already had was more than enough to do all the work. 
Exo 36:8  All those who were skilled among the workers made the tabernacle with ten curtains of finely twisted linen and blue, purple and scarlet yarn, with cherubim woven into them by expert hands. 
Exo 36:9  All the curtains were the same size—twenty-eight cubits long and four cubits wide. 
Exo 36:10  They joined five of the curtains together and did the same with the other five. 
Exo 36:11  Then they made loops of blue material along the edge of the end curtain in one set, and the same was done with the end curtain in the other set. 
Exo 36:12  They also made fifty loops on one curtain and fifty loops on the end curtain of the other set, with the loops opposite each other. 
Exo 36:13  Then they made fifty gold clasps and used them to fasten the two sets of curtains together so that the tabernacle was a unit. 
Exo 36:14  They made curtains of goat hair for the tent over the tabernacle—eleven altogether. 
Exo 36:15  All eleven curtains were the same size—thirty cubits long and four cubits wide. 
Exo 36:16  They joined five of the curtains into one set and the other six into another set. 
Exo 36:17  Then they made fifty loops along the edge of the end curtain in one set and also along the edge of the end curtain in the other set. 
Exo 36:18  They made fifty bronze clasps to fasten the tent together as a unit. 
Exo 36:19  Then they made for the tent a covering of ram skins dyed red, and over that a covering of the other durable leather. 
Exo 36:20  They made upright frames of acacia wood for the tabernacle. 
Exo 36:21  Each frame was ten cubits long and a cubit and a half wide, 
Exo 36:22  with two projections set parallel to each other. They made all the frames of the tabernacle in this way. 
Exo 36:23  They made twenty frames for the south side of the tabernacle 
Exo 36:24  and made forty silver bases to go under them—two bases for each frame, one under each projection. 
Exo 36:25  For the other side, the north side of the tabernacle, they made twenty frames 
Exo 36:26  and forty silver bases—two under each frame. 
Exo 36:27  They made six frames for the far end, that is, the west end of the tabernacle, 
Exo 36:28  and two frames were made for the corners of the tabernacle at the far end. 
Exo 36:29  At these two corners the frames were double from the bottom all the way to the top and fitted into a single ring; both were made alike. 
Exo 36:30  So there were eight frames and sixteen silver bases—two under each frame. 
Exo 36:31  They also made crossbars of acacia wood: five for the frames on one side of the tabernacle, 
Exo 36:32  five for those on the other side, and five for the frames on the west, at the far end of the tabernacle. 
Exo 36:33  They made the center crossbar so that it extended from end to end at the middle of the frames. 
Exo 36:34  They overlaid the frames with gold and made gold rings to hold the crossbars. They also overlaid the crossbars with gold. 
Exo 36:35  They made the curtain of blue, purple and scarlet yarn and finely twisted linen, with cherubim woven into it by a skilled worker. 
Exo 36:36  They made four posts of acacia wood for it and overlaid them with gold. They made gold hooks for them and cast their four silver bases. 
Exo 36:37  For the entrance to the tent they made a curtain of blue, purple and scarlet yarn and finely twisted linen—the work of an embroiderer; 
Exo 36:38  and they made five posts with hooks for them. They overlaid the tops of the posts and their bands with gold and made their five bases of bronze. 

Making the Ark
Exo 37:1
  Bezalel made the ark of acacia wood—two and a half cubits long, a cubit and a half wide, and a cubit and a half high. 
Exo 37:2  He overlaid it with pure gold, both inside and out, and made a gold molding around it. 
Exo 37:3  He cast four gold rings for it and fastened them to its four feet, with two rings on one side and two rings on the other. 
Exo 37:4  Then he made poles of acacia wood and overlaid them with gold. 
Exo 37:5  And he inserted the poles into the rings on the sides of the ark to carry it. 
Exo 37:6  He made the atonement cover of pure gold—two and a half cubits long and a cubit and a half wide. 
Exo 37:7  Then he made two cherubim out of hammered gold at the ends of the cover. 
Exo 37:8  He made one cherub on one end and the second cherub on the other; at the two ends he made them of one piece with the cover. 
Exo 37:9  The cherubim had their wings spread upward, overshadowing the cover with them. The cherubim faced each other, looking toward the cover. 
Making the Table
Exo 37:10  They made the table of acacia wood—two cubits long, a cubit wide and a cubit and a half high. 
Exo 37:11  Then they overlaid it with pure gold and made a gold molding around it. 
Exo 37:12  They also made around it a rim a handbreadth wide and put a gold molding on the rim. 
Exo 37:13  They cast four gold rings for the table and fastened them to the four corners, where the four legs were. 
Exo 37:14  The rings were put close to the rim to hold the poles used in carrying the table. 
Exo 37:15  The poles for carrying the table were made of acacia wood and were overlaid with gold. 
Exo 37:16  And they made from pure gold the articles for the table—its plates and dishes and bowls and its pitchers for the pouring out of drink offerings. 
Making the Lampstand
Exo 37:17  They made the lampstand of pure gold. They hammered out its base and shaft, and made its flowerlike cups, buds and blossoms of one piece with them. 
Exo 37:18  Six branches extended from the sides of the lampstand—three on one side and three on the other. 
Exo 37:19  Three cups shaped like almond flowers with buds and blossoms were on one branch, three on the next branch and the same for all six branches extending from the lampstand. 
Exo 37:20  And on the lampstand were four cups shaped like almond flowers with buds and blossoms. 
Exo 37:21  One bud was under the first pair of branches extending from the lampstand, a second bud under the second pair, and a third bud under the third pair—six branches in all. 
Exo 37:22  The buds and the branches were all of one piece with the lampstand, hammered out of pure gold. 
Exo 37:23  They made its seven lamps, as well as its wick trimmers and trays, of pure gold. 
Exo 37:24  They made the lampstand and all its accessories from one talent of pure gold. 
Making the Altar of Incense
Exo 37:25  They made the altar of incense out of acacia wood. It was square, a cubit long and a cubit wide and two cubits high—its horns of one piece with it. 
Exo 37:26  They overlaid the top and all the sides and the horns with pure gold, and made a gold molding around it. 
Exo 37:27  They made two gold rings below the molding—two on each of the opposite sides—to hold the poles used to carry it. 
Exo 37:28  They made the poles of acacia wood and overlaid them with gold. 
Exo 37:29  They also made the sacred anointing oil and the pure, fragrant incense—the work of a perfumer. (NIV)

Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard



23 June 2018 Verse of the Day

For to you it has been granted for Christ’s sake, not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer for His sake,  (Philippians 1:29 NASB)

Let the Word of God speak to you.  Focus and meditate on what this verse is saying to you.  Let the Holy Spirit guide you and direct your thoughts and actions by His Infallible Holy Word.  Memorize it and share it with others throughout the day.

Read the Bible through with Yellow Creek Baptist Church:

Moses Makes New Tablets
Exo 34:1
  The LORD said to Moses, “Chisel out two stone tablets like the first ones, and I will write on them the words that were on the first tablets, which you broke. 
Exo 34:2  Be ready in the morning, and then come up on Mount Sinai. Present yourself to me there on top of the mountain. 
Exo 34:3  No one is to come with you or be seen anywhere on the mountain; not even the flocks and herds may graze in front of the mountain.” 
Exo 34:4  So Moses chiseled out two stone tablets like the first ones and went up Mount Sinai early in the morning, as the LORD had commanded him; and he carried the two stone tablets in his hands. 
Exo 34:5  Then the LORD came down in the cloud and stood there with him and proclaimed his name, the LORD. 
Exo 34:6  And he passed in front of Moses, proclaiming, “The LORD, the LORD, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness, 
Exo 34:7  maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin. Yet he does not leave the guilty unpunished; he punishes the children and their children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation.” 
Exo 34:8  Moses bowed to the ground at once and worshiped. 
Exo 34:9  “Lord,” he said, “if I have found favor in your eyes, then let the Lord go with us. Although this is a stiff-necked people, forgive our wickedness and our sin, and take us as your inheritance.” 
The Covenant Renewed
Exo 34:10  Then the LORD said: “I am making a covenant with you. Before all your people I will do wonders never before done in any nation in all the world. The people you live among will see how awesome is the work that I, the LORD, will do for you. 
Exo 34:11  Obey what I command you today. I will drive out before you the Amorites, Canaanites, Hittites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites. 
Exo 34:12  Be careful not to make a treaty with those who live in the land where you are going, or they will be a snare among you. 
Exo 34:13  Break down their altars, smash their sacred stones and cut down their Asherah poles. 
Exo 34:14  Do not worship any other god, for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God. 
Exo 34:15  “Be careful not to make a treaty with those who live in the land; for when they prostitute themselves to their gods and sacrifice to them, they will invite you and you will eat their sacrifices. 
Exo 34:16  And when you choose some of their daughters as wives for your sons and those daughters prostitute themselves to their gods, they will lead your sons to do the same. 
Exo 34:17  “Do not make any idols. 
Exo 34:18  “Celebrate the Festival of Unleavened Bread. For seven days eat bread made without yeast, as I commanded you. Do this at the appointed time in the month of Aviv, for in that month you came out of Egypt. 
Exo 34:19  “The first offspring of every womb belongs to me, including all the firstborn males of your livestock, whether from herd or flock. 
Exo 34:20  Redeem the firstborn donkey with a lamb, but if you do not redeem it, break its neck. Redeem all your firstborn sons. “No one is to appear before me empty-handed. 
Exo 34:21  “Six days you shall labor, but on the seventh day you shall rest; even during the plowing season and harvest you must rest. 
Exo 34:22  “Celebrate the Festival of Weeks with the firstfruits of the wheat harvest, and the Festival of Ingathering at the turn of the year. 
Exo 34:23  Three times a year all your men are to appear before the Sovereign LORD, the God of Israel. 
Exo 34:24  I will drive out nations before you and enlarge your territory, and no one will covet your land when you go up three times each year to appear before the LORD your God. 
Exo 34:25  “Do not offer the blood of a sacrifice to me along with anything containing yeast, and do not let any of the sacrifice from the Passover Festival remain until morning. 
Exo 34:26  “Bring the best of the firstfruits of your soil to the house of the LORD your God. “Do not cook a young goat in its mother’s milk.” 
Exo 34:27  Then the LORD said to Moses, “Write down these words, for in accordance with these words I have made a covenant with you and with Israel.” 
Exo 34:28  Moses was there with the LORD forty days and forty nights without eating bread or drinking water. And he wrote on the tablets the words of the covenant—the Ten Commandments. 
The Shining Face of Moses
Exo 34:29  When Moses came down from Mount Sinai with the two tablets of the covenant law in his hands, he was not aware that his face was radiant because he had spoken with the LORD. 
Exo 34:30  When Aaron and all the Israelites saw Moses, his face was radiant, and they were afraid to come near him. 
Exo 34:31  But Moses called to them; so Aaron and all the leaders of the community came back to him, and he spoke to them. 
Exo 34:32  Afterward all the Israelites came near him, and he gave them all the commands the LORD had given him on Mount Sinai. 
Exo 34:33  When Moses finished speaking to them, he put a veil over his face. 
Exo 34:34  But whenever he entered the LORD’s presence to speak with him, he removed the veil until he came out. And when he came out and told the Israelites what he had been commanded, 
Exo 34:35  they saw that his face was radiant. Then Moses would put the veil back over his face until he went in to speak with the LORD. 

Sabbath Regulations
Exo 35:1
  Moses assembled the whole Israelite community and said to them, “These are the things the LORD has commanded you to do: 
Exo 35:2  For six days, work is to be done, but the seventh day shall be your holy day, a day of sabbath rest to the LORD. Whoever does any work on it is to be put to death. 
Exo 35:3  Do not light a fire in any of your dwellings on the Sabbath day.” 
Contributions for the Tabernacle
Exo 35:4  Moses said to the whole Israelite community, “This is what the LORD has commanded: 
Exo 35:5  From what you have, take an offering for the LORD. Everyone who is willing is to bring to the LORD an offering of gold, silver and bronze; 
Exo 35:6  blue, purple and scarlet yarn and fine linen; goat hair; 
Exo 35:7  ram skins dyed red and another type of durable leather; acacia wood; 
Exo 35:8  olive oil for the light; spices for the anointing oil and for the fragrant incense; 
Exo 35:9  and onyx stones and other gems to be mounted on the ephod and breastpiece. 
Exo 35:10  “All who are skilled among you are to come and make everything the LORD has commanded: 
Exo 35:11  the tabernacle with its tent and its covering, clasps, frames, crossbars, posts and bases; 
Exo 35:12  the ark with its poles and the atonement cover and the curtain that shields it; 
Exo 35:13  the table with its poles and all its articles and the bread of the Presence; 
Exo 35:14  the lampstand that is for light with its accessories, lamps and oil for the light; 
Exo 35:15  the altar of incense with its poles, the anointing oil and the fragrant incense; the curtain for the doorway at the entrance to the tabernacle; 
Exo 35:16  the altar of burnt offering with its bronze grating, its poles and all its utensils; the bronze basin with its stand; 
Exo 35:17  the curtains of the courtyard with its posts and bases, and the curtain for the entrance to the courtyard; 
Exo 35:18  the tent pegs for the tabernacle and for the courtyard, and their ropes; 
Exo 35:19  the woven garments worn for ministering in the sanctuary—both the sacred garments for Aaron the priest and the garments for his sons when they serve as priests.” 
Exo 35:20  Then the whole Israelite community withdrew from Moses’ presence, 
Exo 35:21  and everyone who was willing and whose heart moved them 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. 
Exo 35:22  All who were willing, men and women alike, came and brought gold jewelry of all kinds: brooches, earrings, rings and ornaments. They all presented their gold as a wave offering to the LORD. 
Exo 35:23  Everyone who had blue, purple or scarlet yarn or fine linen, or goat hair, ram skins dyed red or the other durable leather brought them. 
Exo 35:24  Those presenting an offering of silver or bronze brought it as an offering to the LORD, and everyone who had acacia wood for any part of the work brought it. 
Exo 35:25  Every skilled woman spun with her hands and brought what she had spun—blue, purple or scarlet yarn or fine linen. 
Exo 35:26  And all the women who were willing and had the skill spun the goat hair. 
Exo 35:27  The leaders brought onyx stones and other gems to be mounted on the ephod and breastpiece. 
Exo 35:28  They also brought spices and olive oil for the light and for the anointing oil and for the fragrant incense. 
Exo 35:29  All the Israelite men and women who were willing brought to the LORD freewill offerings for all the work the LORD through Moses had commanded them to do. 
Construction of the Tabernacle
Exo 35:30  Then Moses said to the Israelites, “See, the LORD has chosen Bezalel son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, 
Exo 35:31  and he has filled him with the Spirit of God, with wisdom, with understanding, with knowledge and with all kinds of skills— 
Exo 35:32  to make artistic designs for work in gold, silver and bronze, 
Exo 35:33  to cut and set stones, to work in wood and to engage in all kinds of artistic crafts. 
Exo 35:34  And he has given both him and Oholiab son of Ahisamak, of the tribe of Dan, the ability to teach others. 
Exo 35:35  He has filled them with skill to do all kinds of work as engravers, designers, embroiderers in blue, purple and scarlet yarn and fine linen, and weavers—all of them skilled workers and designers. (NIV)

Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard



22 June 2018 Verse of the Day

What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us?  (Romans 8:31 NASB)

Let the Word of God speak to you.  Focus and meditate on what this verse is saying to you.  Let the Holy Spirit guide you and direct your thoughts and actions by His Infallible Holy Word.  Memorize it and share it with others throughout the day.

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The Golden Calf
Exo 32:1
  When the people saw that Moses was so long in coming down from the mountain, they gathered around Aaron and said, “Come, make us gods who will go before us. As for this fellow Moses who brought us up out of Egypt, we don’t know what has happened to him.” 
Exo 32:2  Aaron answered them, “Take off the gold earrings that your wives, your sons and your daughters are wearing, and bring them to me.” 
Exo 32:3  So all the people took off their earrings and brought them to Aaron. 
Exo 32:4  He took what they handed him and made it into an idol cast in the shape of a calf, fashioning it with a tool. Then they said, “These are your gods, Israel, who brought you up out of Egypt.” 
Exo 32:5  When Aaron saw this, he built an altar in front of the calf and announced, “Tomorrow there will be a festival to the LORD.” 
Exo 32:6  So the next day the people rose early and sacrificed burnt offerings and presented fellowship offerings. Afterward they sat down to eat and drink and got up to indulge in revelry. 
Exo 32:7  Then the LORD said to Moses, “Go down, because your people, whom you brought up out of Egypt, have become corrupt. 
Exo 32:8  They have been quick to turn away from what I commanded them and have made themselves an idol cast in the shape of a calf. They have bowed down to it and sacrificed to it and have said, ‘These are your gods, Israel, who brought you up out of Egypt.’ 
Exo 32:9  “I have seen these people,” the LORD said to Moses, “and they are a stiff-necked people. 
Exo 32:10  Now leave me alone so that my anger may burn against them and that I may destroy them. Then I will make you into a great nation.” 
Exo 32:11  But Moses sought the favor of the LORD his God. “LORD,” he said, “why should your anger burn against your people, whom you brought out of Egypt with great power and a mighty hand? 
Exo 32:12  Why should the Egyptians say, ‘It was with evil intent that he brought them out, to kill them in the mountains and to wipe them off the face of the earth’? Turn from your fierce anger; relent and do not bring disaster on your people. 
Exo 32:13  Remember your servants Abraham, Isaac and Israel, to whom you swore by your own self: ‘I will make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and I will give your descendants all this land I promised them, and it will be their inheritance forever.'” 
Exo 32:14  Then the LORD relented and did not bring on his people the disaster he had threatened. 
Exo 32:15  Moses turned and went down the mountain with the two tablets of the covenant law in his hands. They were inscribed on both sides, front and back. 
Exo 32:16  The tablets were the work of God; the writing was the writing of God, engraved on the tablets. 
Exo 32:17  When Joshua heard the noise of the people shouting, he said to Moses, “There is the sound of war in the camp.” 
Exo 32:18  Moses replied: “It is not the sound of victory, it is not the sound of defeat; it is the sound of singing that I hear.” 
Exo 32:19  When Moses approached the camp and saw the calf and the dancing, his anger burned and he threw the tablets out of his hands, breaking them to pieces at the foot of the mountain. 
Exo 32:20  And he took the calf the people had made and burned it in the fire; then he ground it to powder, scattered it on the water and made the Israelites drink it. 
Exo 32:21  He said to Aaron, “What did these people do to you, that you led them into such great sin?” 
Exo 32:22  “Do not be angry, my lord,” Aaron answered. “You know how prone these people are to evil. 
Exo 32:23  They said to me, ‘Make us gods who will go before us. As for this fellow Moses who brought us up out of Egypt, we don’t know what has happened to him.’ 
Exo 32:24  So I told them, ‘Whoever has any gold jewelry, take it off.’ Then they gave me the gold, and I threw it into the fire, and out came this calf!” 
Exo 32:25  Moses saw that the people were running wild and that Aaron had let them get out of control and so become a laughingstock to their enemies. 
Exo 32:26  So he stood at the entrance to the camp and said, “Whoever is for the LORD, come to me.” And all the Levites rallied to him. 
Exo 32:27  Then he said to them, “This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: ‘Each man strap a sword to his side. Go back and forth through the camp from one end to the other, each killing his brother and friend and neighbor.'” 
Exo 32:28  The Levites did as Moses commanded, and that day about three thousand of the people died. 
Exo 32:29  Then Moses said, “You have been set apart to the LORD today, for you were against your own sons and brothers, and he has blessed you this day.” 
Exo 32:30  The next day Moses said to the people, “You have committed a great sin. But now I will go up to the LORD; perhaps I can make atonement for your sin.” 
Exo 32:31  So Moses went back to the LORD and said, “Oh, what a great sin these people have committed! They have made themselves gods of gold. 
Exo 32:32  But now, please forgive their sin—but if not, then blot me out of the book you have written.” 
Exo 32:33  The LORD replied to Moses, “Whoever has sinned against me I will blot out of my book. 
Exo 32:34  Now go, lead the people to the place I spoke of, and my angel will go before you. However, when the time comes for me to punish, I will punish them for their sin.” 
Exo 32:35  And the LORD struck the people with a plague because of what they did with the calf Aaron had made. 

The Command to Leave Sinai
Exo 33:1
  Then the LORD said to Moses, “Leave this place, you and the people you brought up out of Egypt, and go up to the land I promised on oath to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, saying, ‘I will give it to your descendants.’ 
Exo 33:2  I will send an angel before you and drive out the Canaanites, Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites. 
Exo 33:3  Go up to the land flowing with milk and honey. But I will not go with you, because you are a stiff-necked people and I might destroy you on the way.” 
Exo 33:4  When the people heard these distressing words, they began to mourn and no one put on any ornaments. 
Exo 33:5  For the LORD had said to Moses, “Tell the Israelites, ‘You are a stiff-necked people. If I were to go with you even for a moment, I might destroy you. Now take off your ornaments and I will decide what to do with you.'” 
Exo 33:6  So the Israelites stripped off their ornaments at Mount Horeb. 
The Tent of Meeting
Exo 33:7  Now Moses used to take a tent and pitch it outside the camp some distance away, calling it the “tent of meeting.” Anyone inquiring of the LORD would go to the tent of meeting outside the camp. 
Exo 33:8  And whenever Moses went out to the tent, all the people rose and stood at the entrances to their tents, watching Moses until he entered the tent. 
Exo 33:9  As Moses went into the tent, the pillar of cloud would come down and stay at the entrance, while the LORD spoke with Moses. 
Exo 33:10  Whenever the people saw the pillar of cloud standing at the entrance to the tent, they all stood and worshiped, each at the entrance to their tent. 
Exo 33:11  The LORD would speak to Moses face to face, as one speaks to a friend. Then Moses would return to the camp, but his young aide Joshua son of Nun did not leave the tent. 
Moses’ Intercession
Exo 33:12  Moses said to the LORD, “You have been telling me, ‘Lead these people,’ but you have not let me know whom you will send with me. You have said, ‘I know you by name and you have found favor with me.’ 
Exo 33:13  If you are pleased with me, teach me your ways so I may know you and continue to find favor with you. Remember that this nation is your people.” 
Exo 33:14  The LORD replied, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.” 
Exo 33:15  Then Moses said to him, “If your Presence does not go with us, do not send us up from here. 
Exo 33:16  How will anyone know that you are pleased with me and with your people unless you go with us? What else will distinguish me and your people from all the other people on the face of the earth?” 
Exo 33:17  And the LORD said to Moses, “I will do the very thing you have asked, because I am pleased with you and I know you by name.” 
Exo 33:18  Then Moses said, “Now show me your glory.” 
Exo 33:19  And the LORD said, “I will cause all my goodness to pass in front of you, and I will proclaim my name, the LORD, in your presence. I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion. 
Exo 33:20  But,” he said, “you cannot see my face, for no one may see me and live.” 
Exo 33:21  Then the LORD said, “There is a place near me where you may stand on a rock. 
Exo 33:22  When my glory passes by, I will put you in a cleft in the rock and cover you with my hand until I have passed by. 
Exo 33:23  Then I will remove my hand and you will see my back; but my face must not be seen.” (NIV)

Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard



21 June 2018 Verse of the Day

But let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream!  (Amos 5:24 NIV)

Let the Word of God speak to you.  Focus and meditate on what this verse is saying to you.  Let the Holy Spirit guide you and direct your thoughts and actions by His Infallible Holy Word.  Memorize it and share it with others throughout the day.

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The Altar of Incense
Exo 30:1
  “Make an altar of acacia wood for burning incense. 
Exo 30:2  It is to be square, a cubit long and a cubit wide, and two cubits high—its horns of one piece with it. 
Exo 30:3  Overlay the top and all the sides and the horns with pure gold, and make a gold molding around it. 
Exo 30:4  Make two gold rings for the altar below the molding—two on each of the opposite sides—to hold the poles used to carry it. 
Exo 30:5  Make the poles of acacia wood and overlay them with gold. 
Exo 30:6  Put the altar in front of the curtain that shields the ark of the covenant law—before the atonement cover that is over the tablets of the covenant law—where I will meet with you. 
Exo 30:7  “Aaron must burn fragrant incense on the altar every morning when he tends the lamps. 
Exo 30:8  He must burn incense again when he lights the lamps at twilight so incense will burn regularly before the LORD for the generations to come. 
Exo 30:9  Do not offer on this altar any other incense or any burnt offering or grain offering, and do not pour a drink offering on it. 
Exo 30:10  Once a year Aaron shall make atonement on its horns. This annual atonement must be made with the blood of the atoning sin offering for the generations to come. It is most holy to the LORD.” 
The Census Tax
Exo 30:11  Then the LORD said to Moses, 
Exo 30:12  “When you take a census of the Israelites to count them, each one must pay the LORD a ransom for his life at the time he is counted. Then no plague will come on them when you number them. 
Exo 30:13  Each one who crosses over to those already counted is to give a half shekel, according to the sanctuary shekel, which weighs twenty gerahs. This half shekel is an offering to the LORD. 
Exo 30:14  All who cross over, those twenty years old or more, are to give an offering to the LORD. 
Exo 30:15  The rich are not to give more than a half shekel and the poor are not to give less when you make the offering to the LORD to atone for your lives. 
Exo 30:16  Receive the atonement money from the Israelites and use it for the service of the tent of meeting. It will be a memorial for the Israelites before the LORD, making atonement for your lives.” 
The Bronze Basin
Exo 30:17  Then the LORD said to Moses, 
Exo 30:18  “Make a bronze basin, with its bronze stand, for washing. Place it between the tent of meeting and the altar, and put water in it. 
Exo 30:19  Aaron and his sons are to wash their hands and feet with water from it. 
Exo 30:20  Whenever they enter the tent of meeting, they shall wash with water so that they will not die. Also, when they approach the altar to minister by presenting a food offering to the LORD, 
Exo 30:21  they shall wash their hands and feet so that they will not die. This is to be a lasting ordinance for Aaron and his descendants for the generations to come.” 
The Anointing Oil and Incense
Exo 30:22  Then the LORD said to Moses, 
Exo 30:23  “Take the following fine spices: 500 shekels of liquid myrrh, half as much (that is, 250 shekels) of fragrant cinnamon, 250 shekels of fragrant calamus, 
Exo 30:24  500 shekels of cassia—all according to the sanctuary shekel—and a hin of olive oil. 
Exo 30:25  Make these into a sacred anointing oil, a fragrant blend, the work of a perfumer. It will be the sacred anointing oil. 
Exo 30:26  Then use it to anoint the tent of meeting, the ark of the covenant law, 
Exo 30:27  the table and all its articles, the lampstand and its accessories, the altar of incense, 
Exo 30:28  the altar of burnt offering and all its utensils, and the basin with its stand. 
Exo 30:29  You shall consecrate them so they will be most holy, and whatever touches them will be holy. 
Exo 30:30  “Anoint Aaron and his sons and consecrate them so they may serve me as priests. 
Exo 30:31  Say to the Israelites, ‘This is to be my sacred anointing oil for the generations to come. 
Exo 30:32  Do not pour it on anyone else’s body and do not make any other oil using the same formula. It is sacred, and you are to consider it sacred. 
Exo 30:33  Whoever makes perfume like it and puts it on anyone other than a priest must be cut off from their people.'” 
Exo 30:34  Then the LORD said to Moses, “Take fragrant spices—gum resin, onycha and galbanum—and pure frankincense, all in equal amounts, 
Exo 30:35  and make a fragrant blend of incense, the work of a perfumer. It is to be salted and pure and sacred. 
Exo 30:36  Grind some of it to powder and place it in front of the ark of the covenant law in the tent of meeting, where I will meet with you. It shall be most holy to you. 
Exo 30:37  Do not make any incense with this formula for yourselves; consider it holy to the LORD. 
Exo 30:38  Whoever makes incense like it to enjoy its fragrance must be cut off from their people.” 

Oholiab and Bezalel
Exo 31:1
  Then the LORD said to Moses, 
Exo 31:2  “See, I have chosen Bezalel son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, 
Exo 31:3  and I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with wisdom, with understanding, with knowledge and with all kinds of skills— 
Exo 31:4  to make artistic designs for work in gold, silver and bronze, 
Exo 31:5  to cut and set stones, to work in wood, and to engage in all kinds of crafts. 
Exo 31:6  Moreover, I have appointed Oholiab son of Ahisamak, of the tribe of Dan, to help him. Also I have given ability to all the skilled workers to make everything I have commanded you: 
Exo 31:7  the tent of meeting, the ark of the covenant law with the atonement cover on it, and all the other furnishings of the tent— 
Exo 31:8  the table and its articles, the pure gold lampstand and all its accessories, the altar of incense, 
Exo 31:9  the altar of burnt offering and all its utensils, the basin with its stand— 
Exo 31:10  and also the woven garments, both the sacred garments for Aaron the priest and the garments for his sons when they serve as priests, 
Exo 31:11  and the anointing oil and fragrant incense for the Holy Place. They are to make them just as I commanded you.” 
The Sabbath
Exo 31:12  Then the LORD said to Moses, 
Exo 31:13  “Say to the Israelites, ‘You must observe my Sabbaths. This will be a sign between me and you for the generations to come, so you may know that I am the LORD, who makes you holy. 
Exo 31:14  “‘Observe the Sabbath, because it is holy to you. Anyone who desecrates it is to be put to death; those who do any work on that day must be cut off from their people. 
Exo 31:15  For six days work is to be done, but the seventh day is a day of sabbath rest, holy to the LORD. Whoever does any work on the Sabbath day is to be put to death. 
Exo 31:16  The Israelites are to observe the Sabbath, celebrating it for the generations to come as a lasting covenant. 
Exo 31:17  It will be a sign between me and the Israelites forever, for in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, and on the seventh day he rested and was refreshed.'” 
Exo 31:18  When the LORD finished speaking to Moses on Mount Sinai, he gave him the two tablets of the covenant law, the tablets of stone inscribed by the finger of God. (NIV)

Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard



20 June 2018 Verse of the Day

I and the Father are one.  (John 10:30 NASB)

Let the Word of God speak to you.  Focus and meditate on what this verse is saying to you.  Let the Holy Spirit guide you and direct your thoughts and actions by His Infallible Holy Word.  Memorize it and share it with others throughout the day.

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The Priests’ Garments
Exo 28:1
  “Have Aaron your brother brought to you from among the Israelites, along with his sons Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar, so they may serve me as priests. 
Exo 28:2  Make sacred garments for your brother Aaron to give him dignity and honor. 
Exo 28:3  Tell all the skilled workers to whom I have given wisdom in such matters that they are to make garments for Aaron, for his consecration, so he may serve me as priest. 
Exo 28:4  These are the garments they are to make: a breastpiece, an ephod, a robe, a woven tunic, a turban and a sash. They are to make these sacred garments for your brother Aaron and his sons, so they may serve me as priests. 
Exo 28:5  Have them use gold, and blue, purple and scarlet yarn, and fine linen. 
Exo 28:6  “Make the ephod of gold, and of blue, purple and scarlet yarn, and of finely twisted linen—the work of skilled hands. 
Exo 28:7  It is to have two shoulder pieces attached to two of its corners, so it can be fastened. 
Exo 28:8  Its skillfully woven waistband is to be like it—of one piece with the ephod and made with gold, and with blue, purple and scarlet yarn, and with finely twisted linen. 
Exo 28:9  “Take two onyx stones and engrave on them the names of the sons of Israel 
Exo 28:10  in the order of their birth—six names on one stone and the remaining six on the other. 
Exo 28:11  Engrave the names of the sons of Israel on the two stones the way a gem cutter engraves a seal. Then mount the stones in gold filigree settings 
Exo 28:12  and fasten them on the shoulder pieces of the ephod as memorial stones for the sons of Israel. Aaron is to bear the names on his shoulders as a memorial before the LORD. 
Exo 28:13  Make gold filigree settings 
Exo 28:14  and two braided chains of pure gold, like a rope, and attach the chains to the settings. 
Exo 28:15  “Fashion a breastpiece for making decisions—the work of skilled hands. Make it like the ephod: of gold, and of blue, purple and scarlet yarn, and of finely twisted linen. 
Exo 28:16  It is to be square—a span long and a span wide—and folded double. 
Exo 28:17  Then mount four rows of precious stones on it. The first row shall be carnelian, chrysolite and beryl; 
Exo 28:18  the second row shall be turquoise, lapis lazuli and emerald; 
Exo 28:19  the third row shall be jacinth, agate and amethyst; 
Exo 28:20  the fourth row shall be topaz, onyx and jasper. Mount them in gold filigree settings. 
Exo 28:21  There are to be twelve stones, one for each of the names of the sons of Israel, each engraved like a seal with the name of one of the twelve tribes. 
Exo 28:22  “For the breastpiece make braided chains of pure gold, like a rope. 
Exo 28:23  Make two gold rings for it and fasten them to two corners of the breastpiece. 
Exo 28:24  Fasten the two gold chains to the rings at the corners of the breastpiece, 
Exo 28:25  and the other ends of the chains to the two settings, attaching them to the shoulder pieces of the ephod at the front. 
Exo 28:26  Make two gold rings and attach them to the other two corners of the breastpiece on the inside edge next to the ephod. 
Exo 28:27  Make two more gold rings and attach them to the bottom of the shoulder pieces on the front of the ephod, close to the seam just above the waistband of the ephod. 
Exo 28:28  The rings of the breastpiece are to be tied to the rings of the ephod with blue cord, connecting it to the waistband, so that the breastpiece will not swing out from the ephod. 
Exo 28:29  “Whenever Aaron enters the Holy Place, he will bear the names of the sons of Israel over his heart on the breastpiece of decision as a continuing memorial before the LORD. 
Exo 28:30  Also put the Urim and the Thummim in the breastpiece, so they may be over Aaron’s heart whenever he enters the presence of the LORD. Thus Aaron will always bear the means of making decisions for the Israelites over his heart before the LORD. 
Exo 28:31  “Make the robe of the ephod entirely of blue cloth, 
Exo 28:32  with an opening for the head in its center. There shall be a woven edge like a collar around this opening, so that it will not tear. 
Exo 28:33  Make pomegranates of blue, purple and scarlet yarn around the hem of the robe, with gold bells between them. 
Exo 28:34  The gold bells and the pomegranates are to alternate around the hem of the robe. 
Exo 28:35  Aaron must wear it when he ministers. The sound of the bells will be heard when he enters the Holy Place before the LORD and when he comes out, so that he will not die. 
Exo 28:36  “Make a plate of pure gold and engrave on it as on a seal: HOLY TO THE LORD. 
Exo 28:37  Fasten a blue cord to it to attach it to the turban; it is to be on the front of the turban. 
Exo 28:38  It will be on Aaron’s forehead, and he will bear the guilt involved in the sacred gifts the Israelites consecrate, whatever their gifts may be. It will be on Aaron’s forehead continually so that they will be acceptable to the LORD. 
Exo 28:39  “Weave the tunic of fine linen and make the turban of fine linen. The sash is to be the work of an embroiderer. 
Exo 28:40  Make tunics, sashes and caps for Aaron’s sons to give them dignity and honor. 
Exo 28:41  After you put these clothes on your brother Aaron and his sons, anoint and ordain them. Consecrate them so they may serve me as priests. 
Exo 28:42  “Make linen undergarments as a covering for the body, reaching from the waist to the thigh. 
Exo 28:43  Aaron and his sons must wear them whenever they enter the tent of meeting or approach the altar to minister in the Holy Place, so that they will not incur guilt and die. “This is to be a lasting ordinance for Aaron and his descendants. 

Consecration of the Priests
Exo 29:1
  “This is what you are to do to consecrate them, so they may serve me as priests: Take a young bull and two rams without defect. 
Exo 29:2  And from the finest wheat flour make round loaves without yeast, thick loaves without yeast and with olive oil mixed in, and thin loaves without yeast and brushed with olive oil. 
Exo 29:3  Put them in a basket and present them along with the bull and the two rams. 
Exo 29:4  Then bring Aaron and his sons to the entrance to the tent of meeting and wash them with water. 
Exo 29:5  Take the garments and dress Aaron with the tunic, the robe of the ephod, the ephod itself and the breastpiece. Fasten the ephod on him by its skillfully woven waistband. 
Exo 29:6  Put the turban on his head and attach the sacred emblem to the turban. 
Exo 29:7  Take the anointing oil and anoint him by pouring it on his head. 
Exo 29:8  Bring his sons and dress them in tunics 
Exo 29:9  and fasten caps on them. Then tie sashes on Aaron and his sons. The priesthood is theirs by a lasting ordinance. “Then you shall ordain Aaron and his sons. 
Exo 29:10  “Bring the bull to the front of the tent of meeting, and Aaron and his sons shall lay their hands on its head. 
Exo 29:11  Slaughter it in the LORD’s presence at the entrance to the tent of meeting. 
Exo 29:12  Take some of the bull’s blood and put it on the horns of the altar with your finger, and pour out the rest of it at the base of the altar. 
Exo 29:13  Then take all the fat on the internal organs, the long lobe of the liver, and both kidneys with the fat on them, and burn them on the altar. 
Exo 29:14  But burn the bull’s flesh and its hide and its intestines outside the camp. It is a sin offering. 
Exo 29:15  “Take one of the rams, and Aaron and his sons shall lay their hands on its head. 
Exo 29:16  Slaughter it and take the blood and splash it against the sides of the altar. 
Exo 29:17  Cut the ram into pieces and wash the internal organs and the legs, putting them with the head and the other pieces. 
Exo 29:18  Then burn the entire ram on the altar. It is a burnt offering to the LORD, a pleasing aroma, a food offering presented to the LORD. 
Exo 29:19  “Take the other ram, and Aaron and his sons shall lay their hands on its head. 
Exo 29:20  Slaughter it, take some of its blood and put it on the lobes of the right ears of Aaron and his sons, on the thumbs of their right hands, and on the big toes of their right feet. Then splash blood against the sides of the altar. 
Exo 29:21  And take some blood from the altar and some of the anointing oil and sprinkle it on Aaron and his garments and on his sons and their garments. Then he and his sons and their garments will be consecrated. 
Exo 29:22  “Take from this ram the fat, the fat tail, the fat on the internal organs, the long lobe of the liver, both kidneys with the fat on them, and the right thigh. (This is the ram for the ordination.) 
Exo 29:23  From the basket of bread made without yeast, which is before the LORD, take one round loaf, one thick loaf with olive oil mixed in, and one thin loaf. 
Exo 29:24  Put all these in the hands of Aaron and his sons and have them wave them before the LORD as a wave offering. 
Exo 29:25  Then take them from their hands and burn them on the altar along with the burnt offering for a pleasing aroma to the LORD, a food offering presented to the LORD. 
Exo 29:26  After you take the breast of the ram for Aaron’s ordination, wave it before the LORD as a wave offering, and it will be your share. 
Exo 29:27  “Consecrate those parts of the ordination ram that belong to Aaron and his sons: the breast that was waved and the thigh that was presented. 
Exo 29:28  This is always to be the perpetual share from the Israelites for Aaron and his sons. It is the contribution the Israelites are to make to the LORD from their fellowship offerings. 
Exo 29:29  “Aaron’s sacred garments will belong to his descendants so that they can be anointed and ordained in them. 
Exo 29:30  The son who succeeds him as priest and comes to the tent of meeting to minister in the Holy Place is to wear them seven days. 
Exo 29:31  “Take the ram for the ordination and cook the meat in a sacred place. 
Exo 29:32  At the entrance to the tent of meeting, Aaron and his sons are to eat the meat of the ram and the bread that is in the basket. 
Exo 29:33  They are to eat these offerings by which atonement was made for their ordination and consecration. But no one else may eat them, because they are sacred. 
Exo 29:34  And if any of the meat of the ordination ram or any bread is left over till morning, burn it up. It must not be eaten, because it is sacred. 
Exo 29:35  “Do for Aaron and his sons everything I have commanded you, taking seven days to ordain them. 
Exo 29:36  Sacrifice a bull each day as a sin offering to make atonement. Purify the altar by making atonement for it, and anoint it to consecrate it. 
Exo 29:37  For seven days make atonement for the altar and consecrate it. Then the altar will be most holy, and whatever touches it will be holy. 
Exo 29:38  “This is what you are to offer on the altar regularly each day: two lambs a year old. 
Exo 29:39  Offer one in the morning and the other at twilight. 
Exo 29:40  With the first lamb offer a tenth of an ephah of the finest flour mixed with a quarter of a hin of oil from pressed olives, and a quarter of a hin of wine as a drink offering. 
Exo 29:41  Sacrifice the other lamb at twilight with the same grain offering and its drink offering as in the morning—a pleasing aroma, a food offering presented to the LORD. 
Exo 29:42  “For the generations to come this burnt offering is to be made regularly at the entrance to the tent of meeting, before the LORD. There I will meet you and speak to you; 
Exo 29:43  there also I will meet with the Israelites, and the place will be consecrated by my glory. 
Exo 29:44  “So I will consecrate the tent of meeting and the altar and will consecrate Aaron and his sons to serve me as priests. 
Exo 29:45  Then I will dwell among the Israelites and be their God. 
Exo 29:46  They will know that I am the LORD their God, who brought them out of Egypt so that I might dwell among them. I am the LORD their God.  (NIV)

Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard



19 June 2018 Verse of the Day

My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand.  (John 10:29 NASB)

Let the Word of God speak to you.  Focus and meditate on what this verse is saying to you.  Let the Holy Spirit guide you and direct your thoughts and actions by His Infallible Holy Word.  Memorize it and share it with others throughout the day.

Read the Bible through with Yellow Creek Baptist Church:

The Tabernacle
Exo 26:1
  “Make the tabernacle with ten curtains of finely twisted linen and blue, purple and scarlet yarn, with cherubim woven into them by a skilled worker. 
Exo 26:2  All the curtains are to be the same size—twenty-eight cubits long and four cubits wide. 
Exo 26:3  Join five of the curtains together, and do the same with the other five. 
Exo 26:4  Make loops of blue material along the edge of the end curtain in one set, and do the same with the end curtain in the other set. 
Exo 26:5  Make fifty loops on one curtain and fifty loops on the end curtain of the other set, with the loops opposite each other. 
Exo 26:6  Then make fifty gold clasps and use them to fasten the curtains together so that the tabernacle is a unit. 
Exo 26:7  “Make curtains of goat hair for the tent over the tabernacle—eleven altogether. 
Exo 26:8  All eleven curtains are to be the same size—thirty cubits long and four cubits wide. 
Exo 26:9  Join five of the curtains together into one set and the other six into another set. Fold the sixth curtain double at the front of the tent. 
Exo 26:10  Make fifty loops along the edge of the end curtain in one set and also along the edge of the end curtain in the other set. 
Exo 26:11  Then make fifty bronze clasps and put them in the loops to fasten the tent together as a unit. 
Exo 26:12  As for the additional length of the tent curtains, the half curtain that is left over is to hang down at the rear of the tabernacle. 
Exo 26:13  The tent curtains will be a cubit longer on both sides; what is left will hang over the sides of the tabernacle so as to cover it. 
Exo 26:14  Make for the tent a covering of ram skins dyed red, and over that a covering of the other durable leather. 
Exo 26:15  “Make upright frames of acacia wood for the tabernacle. 
Exo 26:16  Each frame is to be ten cubits long and a cubit and a half wide, 
Exo 26:17  with two projections set parallel to each other. Make all the frames of the tabernacle in this way. 
Exo 26:18  Make twenty frames for the south side of the tabernacle 
Exo 26:19  and make forty silver bases to go under them—two bases for each frame, one under each projection. 
Exo 26:20  For the other side, the north side of the tabernacle, make twenty frames 
Exo 26:21  and forty silver bases—two under each frame. 
Exo 26:22  Make six frames for the far end, that is, the west end of the tabernacle, 
Exo 26:23  and make two frames for the corners at the far end. 
Exo 26:24  At these two corners they must be double from the bottom all the way to the top and fitted into a single ring; both shall be like that. 
Exo 26:25  So there will be eight frames and sixteen silver bases—two under each frame. 
Exo 26:26  “Also make crossbars of acacia wood: five for the frames on one side of the tabernacle, 
Exo 26:27  five for those on the other side, and five for the frames on the west, at the far end of the tabernacle. 
Exo 26:28  The center crossbar is to extend from end to end at the middle of the frames. 
Exo 26:29  Overlay the frames with gold and make gold rings to hold the crossbars. Also overlay the crossbars with gold. 
Exo 26:30  “Set up the tabernacle according to the plan shown you on the mountain. 
Exo 26:31  “Make a curtain of blue, purple and scarlet yarn and finely twisted linen, with cherubim woven into it by a skilled worker. 
Exo 26:32  Hang it with gold hooks on four posts of acacia wood overlaid with gold and standing on four silver bases. 
Exo 26:33  Hang the curtain from the clasps and place the ark of the covenant law behind the curtain. The curtain will separate the Holy Place from the Most Holy Place. 
Exo 26:34  Put the atonement cover on the ark of the covenant law in the Most Holy Place. 
Exo 26:35  Place the table outside the curtain on the north side of the tabernacle and put the lampstand opposite it on the south side. 
Exo 26:36  “For the entrance to the tent make a curtain of blue, purple and scarlet yarn and finely twisted linen—the work of an embroiderer. 
Exo 26:37  Make gold hooks for this curtain and five posts of acacia wood overlaid with gold. And cast five bronze bases for them. 

The Bronze Altar
Exo 27:1
  “Build an altar of acacia wood, three cubits high; it is to be square, five cubits long and five cubits wide. 
Exo 27:2  Make a horn at each of the four corners, so that the horns and the altar are of one piece, and overlay the altar with bronze. 
Exo 27:3  Make all its utensils of bronze—its pots to remove the ashes, and its shovels, sprinkling bowls, meat forks and firepans. 
Exo 27:4  Make a grating for it, a bronze network, and make a bronze ring at each of the four corners of the network. 
Exo 27:5  Put it under the ledge of the altar so that it is halfway up the altar. 
Exo 27:6  Make poles of acacia wood for the altar and overlay them with bronze. 
Exo 27:7  The poles are to be inserted into the rings so they will be on two sides of the altar when it is carried. 
Exo 27:8  Make the altar hollow, out of boards. It is to be made just as you were shown on the mountain. 
The Court of the Tabernacle
Exo 27:9  “Make a courtyard for the tabernacle. The south side shall be a hundred cubits long and is to have curtains of finely twisted linen, 
Exo 27:10  with twenty posts and twenty bronze bases and with silver hooks and bands on the posts. 
Exo 27:11  The north side shall also be a hundred cubits long and is to have curtains, with twenty posts and twenty bronze bases and with silver hooks and bands on the posts. 
Exo 27:12  “The west end of the courtyard shall be fifty cubits wide and have curtains, with ten posts and ten bases. 
Exo 27:13  On the east end, toward the sunrise, the courtyard shall also be fifty cubits wide. 
Exo 27:14  Curtains fifteen cubits long are to be on one side of the entrance, with three posts and three bases, 
Exo 27:15  and curtains fifteen cubits long are to be on the other side, with three posts and three bases. 
Exo 27:16  “For the entrance to the courtyard, provide a curtain twenty cubits long, of blue, purple and scarlet yarn and finely twisted linen—the work of an embroiderer—with four posts and four bases. 
Exo 27:17  All the posts around the courtyard are to have silver bands and hooks, and bronze bases. 
Exo 27:18  The courtyard shall be a hundred cubits long and fifty cubits wide, with curtains of finely twisted linen five cubits high, and with bronze bases. 
Exo 27:19  All the other articles used in the service of the tabernacle, whatever their function, including all the tent pegs for it and those for the courtyard, are to be of bronze. 
Oil for the Lamp
Exo 27:20  “Command the Israelites to bring you clear oil of pressed olives for the light so that the lamps may be kept burning. 
Exo 27:21  In the tent of meeting, outside the curtain that shields the ark of the covenant law, Aaron and his sons are to keep the lamps burning before the LORD from evening till morning. This is to be a lasting ordinance among the Israelites for the generations to come. (NIV)

Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard



18 June 2018 Verse of the Day

18 June 2018 Verse of the Day
and I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of My hand.  (John 10:28 NASB)

Let the Word of God speak to you.  Focus and meditate on what this verse is saying to you.  Let the Holy Spirit guide you and direct your thoughts and actions by His Infallible Holy Word.  Memorize it and share it with others throughout the day.

Read the Bible through with Yellow Creek Baptist Church:

The Covenant Confirmed
Exo 24:1
  Then the LORD said to Moses, “Come up to the LORD, you and Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel. You are to worship at a distance, 
Exo 24:2  but Moses alone is to approach the LORD; the others must not come near. And the people may not come up with him.” 
Exo 24:3  When Moses went and told the people all the LORD’s words and laws, they responded with one voice, “Everything the LORD has said we will do.” 
Exo 24:4  Moses then wrote down everything the LORD had said. He got up early the next morning and built an altar at the foot of the mountain and set up twelve stone pillars representing the twelve tribes of Israel. 
Exo 24:5  Then he sent young Israelite men, and they offered burnt offerings and sacrificed young bulls as fellowship offerings to the LORD. 
Exo 24:6  Moses took half of the blood and put it in bowls, and the other half he splashed against the altar. 
Exo 24:7  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.” 
Exo 24:8  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.” 
Exo 24:9  Moses and Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and the seventy elders of Israel went up 
Exo 24:10  and saw the God of Israel. Under his feet was something like a pavement made of lapis lazuli, as bright blue as the sky. 
Exo 24:11  But God did not raise his hand against these leaders of the Israelites; they saw God, and they ate and drank. 
Exo 24:12  The LORD said to Moses, “Come up to me on the mountain and stay here, and I will give you the tablets of stone with the law and commandments I have written for their instruction.” 
Exo 24:13  Then Moses set out with Joshua his aide, and Moses went up on the mountain of God. 
Exo 24:14  He said to the elders, “Wait here for us until we come back to you. Aaron and Hur are with you, and anyone involved in a dispute can go to them.” 
Exo 24:15  When Moses went up on the mountain, the cloud covered it, 
Exo 24:16  and the glory of the LORD settled on Mount Sinai. For six days the cloud covered the mountain, and on the seventh day the LORD called to Moses from within the cloud. 
Exo 24:17  To the Israelites the glory of the LORD looked like a consuming fire on top of the mountain. 
Exo 24:18  Then Moses entered the cloud as he went on up the mountain. And he stayed on the mountain forty days and forty nights. 

Contributions for the Sanctuary
Exo 25:1
  The LORD said to Moses, 
Exo 25:2  “Tell the Israelites to bring me an offering. You are to receive the offering for me from everyone whose heart prompts them to give. 
Exo 25:3  These are the offerings you are to receive from them: gold, silver and bronze; 
Exo 25:4  blue, purple and scarlet yarn and fine linen; goat hair; 
Exo 25:5  ram skins dyed red and another type of durable leather; acacia wood; 
Exo 25:6  olive oil for the light; spices for the anointing oil and for the fragrant incense; 
Exo 25:7  and onyx stones and other gems to be mounted on the ephod and breastpiece. 
Exo 25:8  “Then have them make a sanctuary for me, and I will dwell among them. 
Exo 25:9  Make this tabernacle and all its furnishings exactly like the pattern I will show you. 
The Ark of the Covenant
Exo 25:10  “Have them make an ark of acacia wood—two and a half cubits long, a cubit and a half wide, and a cubit and a half high. 
Exo 25:11  Overlay it with pure gold, both inside and out, and make a gold molding around it. 
Exo 25:12  Cast four gold rings for it and fasten them to its four feet, with two rings on one side and two rings on the other. 
Exo 25:13  Then make poles of acacia wood and overlay them with gold. 
Exo 25:14  Insert the poles into the rings on the sides of the ark to carry it. 
Exo 25:15  The poles are to remain in the rings of this ark; they are not to be removed. 
Exo 25:16  Then put in the ark the tablets of the covenant law, which I will give you. 
Exo 25:17  “Make an atonement cover of pure gold—two and a half cubits long and a cubit and a half wide. 
Exo 25:18  And make two cherubim out of hammered gold at the ends of the cover. 
Exo 25:19  Make one cherub on one end and the second cherub on the other; make the cherubim of one piece with the cover, at the two ends. 
Exo 25:20  The cherubim are to have their wings spread upward, overshadowing the cover with them. The cherubim are to face each other, looking toward the cover. 
Exo 25:21  Place the cover on top of the ark and put in the ark the tablets of the covenant law that I will give you. 
Exo 25:22  There, above the cover between the two cherubim that are over the ark of the covenant law, I will meet with you and give you all my commands for the Israelites. 
The Table for Bread
Exo 25:23  “Make a table of acacia wood—two cubits long, a cubit wide and a cubit and a half high. 
Exo 25:24  Overlay it with pure gold and make a gold molding around it. 
Exo 25:25  Also make around it a rim a handbreadth wide and put a gold molding on the rim. 
Exo 25:26  Make four gold rings for the table and fasten them to the four corners, where the four legs are. 
Exo 25:27  The rings are to be close to the rim to hold the poles used in carrying the table. 
Exo 25:28  Make the poles of acacia wood, overlay them with gold and carry the table with them. 
Exo 25:29  And make its plates and dishes of pure gold, as well as its pitchers and bowls for the pouring out of offerings. 
Exo 25:30  Put the bread of the Presence on this table to be before me at all times. 
The Golden Lampstand
Exo 25:31  “Make a lampstand of pure gold. Hammer out its base and shaft, and make its flowerlike cups, buds and blossoms of one piece with them. 
Exo 25:32  Six branches are to extend from the sides of the lampstand—three on one side and three on the other. 
Exo 25:33  Three cups shaped like almond flowers with buds and blossoms are to be on one branch, three on the next branch, and the same for all six branches extending from the lampstand. 
Exo 25:34  And on the lampstand there are to be four cups shaped like almond flowers with buds and blossoms. 
Exo 25:35  One bud shall be under the first pair of branches extending from the lampstand, a second bud under the second pair, and a third bud under the third pair—six branches in all. 
Exo 25:36  The buds and branches shall all be of one piece with the lampstand, hammered out of pure gold. 
Exo 25:37  “Then make its seven lamps and set them up on it so that they light the space in front of it. 
Exo 25:38  Its wick trimmers and trays are to be of pure gold. 
Exo 25:39  A talent of pure gold is to be used for the lampstand and all these accessories. 
Exo 25:40  See that you make them according to the pattern shown you on the mountain.  (NIV)

Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard




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