Verse of the Day

Daily Devotion 

By:  Bro. Bob Maynard
 

13 April 2017 Verse of the Day

Therefore He is able also to save forever those who draw near to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.  (Hebrews 7:25 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 me in 2 years:

Making the Ark
Exo 37:1-29  Now Bezalel made the ark of acacia wood; its length was two and a half cubits, and its width one and a half cubits, and its height one and a half cubits;  (2)  and he overlaid it with pure gold inside and out, and made a gold molding for it all around.  (3)  He cast four rings of gold for it on its four feet; even two rings on one side of it, and two rings on the other side of it.  (4)  He made poles of acacia wood and overlaid them with gold.  (5)  He put the poles into the rings on the sides of the ark, to carry it.  (6)  He made a mercy seat of pure gold, two and a half cubits long and one and a half cubits wide.  (7)  He made two cherubim of gold; he made them of hammered work at the two ends of the mercy seat;  (8)  one cherub at the one end and one cherub at the other end; he made the cherubim of one piece with the mercy seat at the two ends.  (9)  The cherubim had their wings spread upward, covering the mercy seat with their wings, with their faces toward each other; the faces of the cherubim were toward the mercy seat.

Making the Table
 (10)  Then he made the table of acacia wood, two cubits long and a cubit wide and one and a half cubits high.  (11)  He overlaid it with pure gold, and made a gold molding for it all around.  (12)  He made a rim for it of a handbreadth all around, and made a gold molding for its rim all around.  (13)  He cast four gold rings for it and put the rings on the four corners that were on its four feet.  (14)  Close by the rim were the rings, the holders for the poles to carry the table.  (15)  He made the poles of acacia wood and overlaid them with gold, to carry the table.  (16)  He made the utensils which were on the table, its dishes and its pans and its bowls and its jars, with which to pour out drink offerings, of pure gold.

Making the Lampstand
 (17)  Then he made the lampstand of pure gold. He made the lampstand of hammered work, its base and its shaft; its cups, its bulbs and its flowers were of one piece with it.  (18)  There were six branches going out of its sides; three branches of the lampstand from the one side of it and three branches of the lampstand from the other side of it;  (19)  three cups shaped like almond blossoms, a bulb and a flower in one branch, and three cups shaped like almond blossoms, a bulb and a flower in the other branch—so for the six branches going out of the lampstand.  (20)  In the lampstand there were four cups shaped like almond blossoms, its bulbs and its flowers;  (21)  and a bulb was under the first pair of branches coming out of it, and a bulb under the second pair of branches coming out of it, and a bulb under the third pair of branches coming out of it, for the six branches coming out of the lampstand.  (22)  Their bulbs and their branches were of one piece with it; the whole of it was a single hammered work of pure gold.  (23)  He made its seven lamps with its snuffers and its trays of pure gold.  (24)  He made it and all its utensils from a talent of pure gold.

Making the Altar of Incense
 (25)  Then he made the altar of incense of acacia wood: a cubit long and a cubit wide, square, and two cubits high; its horns were of one piece with it.  (26)  He overlaid it with pure gold, its top and its sides all around, and its horns; and he made a gold molding for it all around.  (27)  He made two golden rings for it under its molding, on its two sides—on opposite sides—as holders for poles with which to carry it.  (28)  He made the poles of acacia wood and overlaid them with gold.  (29)  And he made the holy anointing oil and the pure, fragrant incense of spices, the work of a perfumer.
 
Making the Altar of Burnt Offering
Exo 38:1-31  Then he made the altar of burnt offering of acacia wood, five cubits long, and five cubits wide, square, and three cubits high.  (2)  He made its horns on its four corners, its horns being of one piece with it, and he overlaid it with bronze.  (3)  He made all the utensils of the altar, the pails and the shovels and the basins, the flesh hooks and the firepans; he made all its utensils of bronze.  (4)  He made for the altar a grating of bronze network beneath, under its ledge, reaching halfway up.  (5)  He cast four rings on the four ends of the bronze grating as holders for the poles.  (6)  He made the poles of acacia wood and overlaid them with bronze.  (7)  He inserted the poles into the rings on the sides of the altar, with which to carry it. He made it hollow with planks.

Making the Bronze Basin
 (8)  Moreover, he made the laver of bronze with its base of bronze, from the mirrors of the serving women who served at the doorway of the tent of meeting.

Making the Court
 (9)  Then he made the court: for the south side the hangings of the court were of fine twisted linen, one hundred cubits;  (10)  their twenty pillars, and their twenty sockets, made of bronze; the hooks of the pillars and their bands were of silver.  (11)  For the north side there were one hundred cubits; their twenty pillars and their twenty sockets were of bronze, the hooks of the pillars and their bands were of silver.  (12)  For the west side there were hangings of fifty cubits with their ten pillars and their ten sockets; the hooks of the pillars and their bands were of silver.  (13)  For the east side fifty cubits.  (14)  The hangings for the one side of the gate were fifteen cubits, with their three pillars and their three sockets,  (15)  and so for the other side. On both sides of the gate of the court were hangings of fifteen cubits, with their three pillars and their three sockets.  (16)  All the hangings of the court all around were of fine twisted linen.  (17)  The sockets for the pillars were of bronze, the hooks of the pillars and their bands, of silver; and the overlaying of their tops, of silver, and all the pillars of the court were furnished with silver bands.  (18)  The screen of the gate of the court was the work of the weaver, of blue and purple and scarlet material and fine twisted linen. And the length was twenty cubits and the height was five cubits, corresponding to the hangings of the court.  (19)  Their four pillars and their four sockets were of bronze; their hooks were of silver, and the overlaying of their tops and their bands were of silver.  (20)  All the pegs of the tabernacle and of the court all around were of bronze.

Materials for the Tabernacle
 (21)  This is the number of the things for the tabernacle, the tabernacle of the testimony, as they were numbered according to the command of Moses, for the service of the Levites, by the hand of Ithamar the son of Aaron the priest.  (22)  Now Bezalel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, made all that the LORD had commanded Moses.  (23)  With him was Oholiab the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan, an engraver and a skillful workman and a weaver in blue and in purple and in scarlet material, and fine linen.  (24)  All the gold that was used for the work, in all the work of the sanctuary, even the gold of the wave offering, was 29 talents and 730 shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary.  (25)  The silver of those of the congregation who were numbered was 100 talents and 1,775 shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary;  (26)  a beka a head (that is, half a shekel according to the shekel of the sanctuary), for each one who passed over to those who were numbered, from twenty years old and upward, for 603,550 men.  (27)  The hundred talents of silver were for casting the sockets of the sanctuary and the sockets of the veil; one hundred sockets for the hundred talents, a talent for a socket.  (28)  Of the 1,775 shekels, he made hooks for the pillars and overlaid their tops and made bands for them.  (29)  The bronze of the wave offering was 70 talents and 2,400 shekels.  (30)  With it he made the sockets to the doorway of the tent of meeting, and the bronze altar and its bronze grating, and all the utensils of the altar,  (31)  and the sockets of the court all around and the sockets of the gate of the court, and all the pegs of the tabernacle and all the pegs of the court all around.
  
Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard

 


12 April 2017 Verse of the Day

He who conceals a transgression seeks love, But he who repeats a matter separates intimate friends.  (Proverbs 17:9 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 me in 2 years:

Sabbath Regulations
Exo 35:1-35  Then Moses assembled all the congregation of the sons of Israel, and said to them, “These are the things that the LORD has commanded you to do:  (2)  “For six days work may be done, but on the seventh day you shall have a holy day, a sabbath of complete rest to the LORD; whoever does any work on it shall be put to death.  (3)  “You shall not kindle a fire in any of your dwellings on the sabbath day.”

Contributions for the Tabernacle
 (4)  Moses spoke to all the congregation of the sons of Israel, saying, “This is the thing which the LORD has commanded, saying,  (5)  ‘Take from among you a contribution to the LORD; whoever is of a willing heart, let him bring it as the LORD’S contribution: gold, silver, and bronze,  (6)  and blue, purple and scarlet material, fine linen, goats’ hair,  (7)  and rams’ skins dyed red, and porpoise skins, and acacia wood,  (8)  and oil for lighting, and spices for the anointing oil, and for the fragrant incense,  (9)  and onyx stones and setting stones for the ephod and for the breastpiece.  (10)  ‘Let every skillful man among you come, and make all that the LORD has commanded:  (11)  the tabernacle, its tent and its covering, its hooks and its boards, its bars, its pillars, and its sockets;  (12)  the ark and its poles, the mercy seat, and the curtain of the screen;  (13)  the table and its poles, and all its utensils, and the bread of the Presence;  (14)  the lampstand also for the light and its utensils and its lamps and the oil for the light;  (15)  and the altar of incense and its poles, and the anointing oil and the fragrant incense, and the screen for the doorway at the entrance of the tabernacle;  (16)  the altar of burnt offering with its bronze grating, its poles, and all its utensils, the basin and its stand;  (17)  the hangings of the court, its pillars and its sockets, and the screen for the gate of the court;  (18)  the pegs of the tabernacle and the pegs of the court and their cords;  (19)  the woven garments for ministering in the holy place, the holy garments for Aaron the priest and the garments of his sons, to minister as priests.'”  (20)  Then all the congregation of the sons of Israel departed from Moses’ presence.  (21)  Everyone whose heart stirred him and everyone whose spirit moved him came and brought the LORD’S contribution for the work of the tent of meeting and for all its service and for the holy garments.  (22)  Then all whose hearts moved them, both men and women, came and brought brooches and earrings and signet rings and bracelets, all articles of gold; so did every man who presented an offering of gold to the LORD.  (23)  Every man, who had in his possession blue and purple and scarlet material and fine linen and goats’ hair and rams’ skins dyed red and porpoise skins, brought them.  (24)  Everyone who could make a contribution of silver and bronze brought the LORD’S contribution; and every man who had in his possession acacia wood for any work of the service brought it.  (25)  All the skilled women spun with their hands, and brought what they had spun, in blue and purple and scarlet material and in fine linen.  (26)  All the women whose heart stirred with a skill spun the goats’ hair.  (27)  The rulers brought the onyx stones and the stones for setting for the ephod and for the breastpiece;  (28)  and the spice and the oil for the light and for the anointing oil and for the fragrant incense.  (29)  The Israelites, all the men and women, whose heart moved them to bring material for all the work, which the LORD had commanded through Moses to be done, brought a freewill offering to the LORD.

Construction of the Tabernacle
 (30)  Then Moses said to the sons of Israel, “See, the LORD has called by name Bezalel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah.  (31)  “And He has filled him with the Spirit of God, in wisdom, in understanding and in knowledge and in all craftsmanship;  (32)  to make designs for working in gold and in silver and in bronze,  (33)  and in the cutting of stones for settings and in the carving of wood, so as to perform in every inventive work.  (34)  “He also has put in his heart to teach, both he and Oholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan.  (35)  “He has filled them with skill to perform every work of an engraver and of a designer and of an embroiderer, in blue and in purple and in scarlet material, and in fine linen, and of a weaver, as performers of every work and makers of designs.
 
Exo 36:1-38  “Now Bezalel and Oholiab, and every skillful person in whom the LORD has put skill and understanding to know how to perform all the work in the construction of the sanctuary, shall perform in accordance with all that the LORD has commanded.”  (2)  Then Moses called Bezalel and Oholiab and every skillful person in whom the LORD had put skill, everyone whose heart stirred him, to come to the work to perform it.  (3)  They received from Moses all the contributions which the sons of Israel had brought to perform the work in the construction of the sanctuary. And they still continued bringing to him freewill offerings every morning.  (4)  And all the skillful men who were performing all the work of the sanctuary came, each from the work which he was performing,  (5)  and they said to Moses, “The people are bringing much more than enough for the construction work which the LORD commanded us to perform.”  (6)  So Moses issued a command, and a proclamation was circulated throughout the camp, saying, “Let no man or woman any longer perform work for the contributions of the sanctuary.” Thus the people were restrained from bringing any more.  (7)  For the material they had was sufficient and more than enough for all the work, to perform it.  (8)  All the skillful men among those who were performing the work made the tabernacle with ten curtains; of fine twisted linen and blue and purple and scarlet material, with cherubim, the work of a skillful workman, Bezalel made them.  (9)  The length of each curtain was twenty-eight cubits and the width of each curtain four cubits; all the curtains had the same measurements.  (10)  He joined five curtains to one another and the other five curtains he joined to one another.  (11)  He made loops of blue on the edge of the outermost curtain in the first set; he did likewise on the edge of the curtain that was outermost in the second set.  (12)  He made fifty loops in the one curtain and he made fifty loops on the edge of the curtain that was in the second set; the loops were opposite each other.  (13)  He made fifty clasps of gold and joined the curtains to one another with the clasps, so the tabernacle was a unit.  (14)  Then he made curtains of goats’ hair for a tent over the tabernacle; he made eleven curtains in all.  (15)  The length of each curtain was thirty cubits and four cubits the width of each curtain; the eleven curtains had the same measurements.  (16)  He joined five curtains by themselves and the other six curtains by themselves.  (17)  Moreover, he made fifty loops on the edge of the curtain that was outermost in the first set, and he made fifty loops on the edge of the curtain that was outermost in the second set.  (18)  He made fifty clasps of bronze to join the tent together so that it would be a unit.  (19)  He made a covering for the tent of rams’ skins dyed red, and a covering of porpoise skins above.  (20)  Then he made the boards for the tabernacle of acacia wood, standing upright.  (21)  Ten cubits was the length of each board and one and a half cubits the width of each board.  (22)  There were two tenons for each board, fitted to one another; thus he did for all the boards of the tabernacle.  (23)  He made the boards for the tabernacle: twenty boards for the south side;  (24)  and he made forty sockets of silver under the twenty boards; two sockets under one board for its two tenons and two sockets under another board for its two tenons.  (25)  Then for the second side of the tabernacle, on the north side, he made twenty boards,  (26)  and their forty sockets of silver; two sockets under one board and two sockets under another board.  (27)  For the rear of the tabernacle, to the west, he made six boards.  (28)  He made two boards for the corners of the tabernacle at the rear.  (29)  They were double beneath, and together they were complete to its top to the first ring; thus he did with both of them for the two corners.  (30)  There were eight boards with their sockets of silver, sixteen sockets, two under every board.  (31)  Then he made bars of acacia wood, five for the boards of one side of the tabernacle,  (32)  and five bars for the boards of the other side of the tabernacle, and five bars for the boards of the tabernacle for the rear side to the west.  (33)  He made the middle bar to pass through in the center of the boards from end to end.  (34)  He overlaid the boards with gold and made their rings of gold as holders for the bars, and overlaid the bars with gold.  (35)  Moreover, he made the veil of blue and purple and scarlet material, and fine twisted linen; he made it with cherubim, the work of a skillful workman.  (36)  He made four pillars of acacia for it, and overlaid them with gold, with their hooks of gold; and he cast four sockets of silver for them.  (37)  He made a screen for the doorway of the tent, of blue and purple and scarlet material, and fine twisted linen, the work of a weaver;  (38)  and he made its five pillars with their hooks, and he overlaid their tops and their bands with gold; but their five sockets were of bronze.
 
Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard

 


11 April 2017 Verse of the Day

He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him over for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things?  (Romans 8:32 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 me in 2 years:

The Command to Leave Sinai
Exo 33:1-23  Then the LORD spoke to Moses, “Depart, go up from here, you and the people whom you have brought up from the land of Egypt, to the land of which I swore to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, saying, ‘To your descendants I will give it.’  (2)  “I will send an angel before you and I will drive out the Canaanite, the Amorite, the Hittite, the Perizzite, the Hivite and the Jebusite.  (3)  “Go up to a land flowing with milk and honey; for I will not go up in your midst, because you are an obstinate people, and I might destroy you on the way.”  (4)  When the people heard this sad word, they went into mourning, and none of them put on his ornaments.  (5)  For the LORD had said to Moses, “Say to the sons of Israel, ‘You are an obstinate people; should I go up in your midst for one moment, I would destroy you. Now therefore, put off your ornaments from you, that I may know what I shall do with you.'”  (6)  So the sons of Israel stripped themselves of their ornaments, from Mount Horeb onward.

The Tent of Meeting
 (7)  Now Moses used to take the tent and pitch it outside the camp, a good distance from the camp, and he called it the tent of meeting. And everyone who sought the LORD would go out to the tent of meeting which was outside the camp.  (8)  And it came about, whenever Moses went out to the tent, that all the people would arise and stand, each at the entrance of his tent, and gaze after Moses until he entered the tent.  (9)  Whenever Moses entered the tent, the pillar of cloud would descend and stand at the entrance of the tent; and the LORD would speak with Moses.  (10)  When all the people saw the pillar of cloud standing at the entrance of the tent, all the people would arise and worship, each at the entrance of his tent.  (11)  Thus the LORD used to speak to Moses face to face, just as a man speaks to his friend. When Moses returned to the camp, his servant Joshua, the son of Nun, a young man, would not depart from the tent.

Moses’ Intercession
 (12)  Then Moses said to the LORD, “See, You say to me, ‘Bring up this people!’ But You Yourself have not let me know whom You will send with me. Moreover, You have said, ‘I have known you by name, and you have also found favor in My sight.’  (13)  “Now therefore, I pray You, if I have found favor in Your sight, let me know Your ways that I may know You, so that I may find favor in Your sight. Consider too, that this nation is Your people.”  (14)  And He said, “My presence shall go with you, and I will give you rest.”  (15)  Then he said to Him, “If Your presence does not go with us, do not lead us up from here.  (16)  “For how then can it be known that I have found favor in Your sight, I and Your people? Is it not by Your going with us, so that we, I and Your people, may be distinguished from all the other people who are upon the face of the earth?”  (17)  The LORD said to Moses, “I will also do this thing of which you have spoken; for you have found favor in My sight and I have known you by name.”  (18)  Then Moses said, “I pray You, show me Your glory!”  (19)  And He said, “I Myself will make all My goodness pass before you, and will proclaim the name of the LORD before you; and I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show compassion on whom I will show compassion.”  (20)  But He said, “You cannot see My face, for no man can see Me and live!”  (21)  Then the LORD said, “Behold, there is a place by Me, and you shall stand there on the rock;  (22)  and it will come about, while My glory is passing by, that I will put you in the cleft of the rock and cover you with My hand until I have passed by.  (23)  “Then I will take My hand away and you shall see My back, but My face shall not be seen.”
 
Moses Makes New Tablets
Exo 34:1-35  Now the LORD said to Moses, “Cut out for yourself two stone tablets like the former ones, and I will write on the tablets the words that were on the former tablets which you shattered.  (2)  “So be ready by morning, and come up in the morning to Mount Sinai, and present yourself there to Me on the top of the mountain.  (3)  “No man is to come up with you, nor let any man be seen anywhere on the mountain; even the flocks and the herds may not graze in front of that mountain.”  (4)  So he cut out two stone tablets like the former ones, and Moses rose up early in the morning and went up to Mount Sinai, as the LORD had commanded him, and he took two stone tablets in his hand.  (5)  The LORD descended in the cloud and stood there with him as he called upon the name of the LORD.  (6)  Then the LORD passed by in front of him and proclaimed, “The LORD, the LORD God, compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in lovingkindness and truth;  (7)  who keeps lovingkindness for thousands, who forgives iniquity, transgression and sin; yet He will by no means leave the guilty unpunished, visiting the iniquity of fathers on the children and on the grandchildren to the third and fourth generations.”  (8)  Moses made haste to bow low toward the earth and worship.  (9)  He said, “If now I have found favor in Your sight, O Lord, I pray, let the Lord go along in our midst, even though the people are so obstinate, and pardon our iniquity and our sin, and take us as Your own possession.”

The Covenant Renewed
 (10)  Then God said, “Behold, I am going to make a covenant. Before all your people I will perform miracles which have not been produced in all the earth nor among any of the nations; and all the people among whom you live will see the working of the LORD, for it is a fearful thing that I am going to perform with you.  (11)  “Be sure to observe what I am commanding you this day: behold, I am going to drive out the Amorite before you, and the Canaanite, the Hittite, the Perizzite, the Hivite and the Jebusite.  (12)  “Watch yourself that you make no covenant with the inhabitants of the land into which you are going, or it will become a snare in your midst.  (13)  “But rather, you are to tear down their altars and smash their sacred pillars and cut down their Asherim  (14)  —for you shall not worship any other god, for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God—  (15)  otherwise you might make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land and they would play the harlot with their gods and sacrifice to their gods, and someone might invite you to eat of his sacrifice,  (16)  and you might take some of his daughters for your sons, and his daughters might play the harlot with their gods and cause your sons also to play the harlot with their gods.  (17)  “You shall make for yourself no molten gods.  (18)  “You shall observe the Feast of Unleavened Bread. For seven days you are to eat unleavened bread, as I commanded you, at the appointed time in the month of Abib, for in the month of Abib you came out of Egypt.  (19)  “The first offspring from every womb belongs to Me, and all your male livestock, the first offspring from cattle and sheep.  (20)  “You shall redeem with a lamb the first offspring from a donkey; and if you do not redeem it, then you shall break its neck. You shall redeem all the firstborn of your sons. None shall appear before Me empty-handed.  (21)  “You shall work six days, but on the seventh day you shall rest; even during plowing time and harvest you shall rest.  (22)  “You shall celebrate the Feast of Weeks, that is, the first fruits of the wheat harvest, and the Feast of Ingathering at the turn of the year.  (23)  “Three times a year all your males are to appear before the Lord GOD, the God of Israel.  (24)  “For I will drive out nations before you and enlarge your borders, and no man shall covet your land when you go up three times a year to appear before the LORD your God.  (25)  “You shall not offer the blood of My sacrifice with leavened bread, nor is the sacrifice of the Feast of the Passover to be left over until morning.  (26)  “You shall bring the very first of the first fruits of your soil into the house of the LORD your God. “You shall not boil a young goat in its mother’s milk.”  (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.”  (28)  So he was there with the LORD forty days and forty nights; he did not eat bread or drink water. And he wrote on the tablets the words of the covenant, the Ten Commandments.

The Shining Face of Moses
 (29)  It came about when Moses was coming down from Mount Sinai (and the two tablets of the testimony were in Moses’ hand as he was coming down from the mountain), that Moses did not know that the skin of his face shone because of his speaking with Him.  (30)  So when Aaron and all the sons of Israel saw Moses, behold, the skin of his face shone, and they were afraid to come near him.  (31)  Then Moses called to them, and Aaron and all the rulers in the congregation returned to him; and Moses spoke to them.  (32)  Afterward all the sons of Israel came near, and he commanded them to do everything that the LORD had spoken to him on Mount Sinai.  (33)  When Moses had finished speaking with them, he put a veil over his face.  (34)  But whenever Moses went in before the LORD to speak with Him, he would take off the veil until he came out; and whenever he came out and spoke to the sons of Israel what he had been commanded,  (35)  the sons of Israel would see the face of Moses, that the skin of Moses’ face shone. So Moses would replace the veil over his face until he went in to speak with Him.
 
Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard

 


10 April 2017 Verse of the Day

Bear one another’s burdens, and thereby fulfill the law of Christ.  (Galatians 6:2 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 me in 2 years:

Oholiab and Bezalel
Exo 31:1-18  Now the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,  (2)  “See, I have called by name Bezalel, the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah.  (3)  “I have filled him with the Spirit of God in wisdom, in understanding, in knowledge, and in all kinds of craftsmanship,  (4)  to make artistic designs for work in gold, in silver, and in bronze,  (5)  and in the cutting of stones for settings, and in the carving of wood, that he may work in all kinds of craftsmanship.  (6)  “And behold, I Myself have appointed with him Oholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan; and in the hearts of all who are skillful I have put skill, that they may make all that I have commanded you:  (7)  the tent of meeting, and the ark of testimony, and the mercy seat upon it, and all the furniture of the tent,  (8)  the table also and its utensils, and the pure gold lampstand with all its utensils, and the altar of incense,  (9)  the altar of burnt offering also with all its utensils, and the laver and its stand,  (10)  the woven garments as well, and the holy garments for Aaron the priest, and the garments of his sons, with which to carry on their priesthood;  (11)  the anointing oil also, and the fragrant incense for the holy place, they are to make them according to all that I have commanded you.”

The Sabbath
 (12)  The LORD spoke to Moses, saying,  (13)  “But as for you, speak to the sons of Israel, saying, ‘You shall surely observe My sabbaths; for this is a sign between Me and you throughout your generations, that you may know that I am the LORD who sanctifies you.  (14)  ‘Therefore you are to observe the sabbath, for it is holy to you. Everyone who profanes it shall surely be put to death; for whoever does any work on it, that person shall be cut off from among his people.  (15)  ‘For six days work may be done, but on the seventh day there is a sabbath of complete rest, holy to the LORD; whoever does any work on the sabbath day shall surely be put to death.  (16)  ‘So the sons of Israel shall observe the sabbath, to celebrate the sabbath throughout their generations as a perpetual covenant.’  (17)  “It is a sign between Me and the sons of Israel forever; for in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, but on the seventh day He ceased from labor, and was refreshed.”  (18)  When He had finished speaking with him upon Mount Sinai, He gave Moses the two tablets of the testimony, tablets of stone, written by the finger of God.
 
The Golden Calf
Exo 32:1-35  Now when the people saw that Moses delayed to come down from the mountain, the people assembled about Aaron and said to him, “Come, make us a god who will go before us; as for this Moses, the man who brought us up from the land of Egypt, we do not know what has become of him.”  (2)  Aaron said to them, “Tear off the gold rings which are in the ears of your wives, your sons, and your daughters, and bring them to me.”  (3)  Then all the people tore off the gold rings which were in their ears and brought them to Aaron.  (4)  He took this from their hand, and fashioned it with a graving tool and made it into a molten calf; and they said, “This is your god, O Israel, who brought you up from the land of Egypt.”  (5)  Now when Aaron saw this, he built an altar before it; and Aaron made a proclamation and said, “Tomorrow shall be a feast to the LORD.”  (6)  So the next day they rose early and offered burnt offerings, and brought peace offerings; and the people sat down to eat and to drink, and rose up to play.  (7)  Then the LORD spoke to Moses, “Go down at once, for your people, whom you brought up from the land of Egypt, have corrupted themselves.  (8)  “They have quickly turned aside from the way which I commanded them. They have made for themselves a molten calf, and have worshiped it and have sacrificed to it and said, ‘This is your god, O Israel, who brought you up from the land of Egypt!'”  (9)  The LORD said to Moses, “I have seen this people, and behold, they are an obstinate people.  (10)  “Now then let Me alone, that My anger may burn against them and that I may destroy them; and I will make of you a great nation.”  (11)  Then Moses entreated the LORD his God, and said, “O LORD, why does Your anger burn against Your people whom You have brought out from the land of Egypt with great power and with a mighty hand?  (12)  “Why should the Egyptians speak, saying, ‘With evil intent He brought them out to kill them in the mountains and to destroy them from the face of the earth’? Turn from Your burning anger and change Your mind about doing harm to Your people.  (13)  “Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, Your servants to whom You swore by Yourself, and said to them, ‘I will multiply your descendants as the stars of the heavens, and all this land of which I have spoken I will give to your descendants, and they shall inherit it forever.'”  (14)  So the LORD changed His mind about the harm which He said He would do to His people.  (15)  Then Moses turned and went down from the mountain with the two tablets of the testimony in his hand, tablets which were written on both sides; they were written on one side and the other.  (16)  The tablets were God’s work, and the writing was God’s writing engraved on the tablets.  (17)  Now when Joshua heard the sound of the people as they shouted, he said to Moses, “There is a sound of war in the camp.”  (18)  But he said, “It is not the sound of the cry of triumph, Nor is it the sound of the cry of defeat; But the sound of singing I hear.”  (19)  It came about, as soon as Moses came near the camp, that he saw the calf and the dancing; and Moses’ anger burned, and he threw the tablets from his hands and shattered them at the foot of the mountain.  (20)  He took the calf which they had made and burned it with fire, and ground it to powder, and scattered it over the surface of the water and made the sons of Israel drink it.  (21)  Then Moses said to Aaron, “What did this people do to you, that you have brought such great sin upon them?”  (22)  Aaron said, “Do not let the anger of my lord burn; you know the people yourself, that they are prone to evil.  (23)  “For they said to me, ‘Make a god for us who will go before us; for this Moses, the man who brought us up from the land of Egypt, we do not know what has become of him.’  (24)  “I said to them, ‘Whoever has any gold, let them tear it off.’ So they gave it to me, and I threw it into the fire, and out came this calf.”  (25)  Now when Moses saw that the people were out of control—for Aaron had let them get out of control to be a derision among their enemies—  (26)  then Moses stood in the gate of the camp, and said, “Whoever is for the LORD, come to me!” And all the sons of Levi gathered together to him.  (27)  He said to them, “Thus says the LORD, the God of Israel, ‘Every man of you put his sword upon his thigh, and go back and forth from gate to gate in the camp, and kill every man his brother, and every man his friend, and every man his neighbor.'”  (28)  So the sons of Levi did as Moses instructed, and about three thousand men of the people fell that day.  (29)  Then Moses said, “Dedicate yourselves today to the LORD—for every man has been against his son and against his brother—in order that He may bestow a blessing upon you today.”  (30)  On the next day Moses said to the people, “You yourselves have committed a great sin; and now I am going up to the LORD, perhaps I can make atonement for your sin.”  (31)  Then Moses returned to the LORD, and said, “Alas, this people has committed a great sin, and they have made a god of gold for themselves.  (32)  “But now, if You will, forgive their sin—and if not, please blot me out from Your book which You have written!”  (33)  The LORD said to Moses, “Whoever has sinned against Me, I will blot him out of My book.  (34)  “But go now, lead the people where I told you. Behold, My angel shall go before you; nevertheless in the day when I punish, I will punish them for their sin.”  (35)  Then the LORD smote the people, because of what they did with the calf which Aaron had made.
 
Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard

 


9 April 2017 Verse of the Day

The earth is full of Your lovingkindness, O LORD; Teach me Your statutes.  (Psalms 119:64 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 me in 2 years:

Consecration of the Priests
Exo 29:1-46  “Now this is what you shall do to them to consecrate them to minister as priests to Me: take one young bull and two rams without blemish,  (2)  and unleavened bread and unleavened cakes mixed with oil, and unleavened wafers spread with oil; you shall make them of fine wheat flour.  (3)  “You shall put them in one basket, and present them in the basket along with the bull and the two rams.  (4)  “Then you shall bring Aaron and his sons to the doorway of the tent of meeting and wash them with water.  (5)  “You shall take the garments, and put on Aaron the tunic and the robe of the ephod and the ephod and the breastpiece, and gird him with the skillfully woven band of the ephod;  (6)  and you shall set the turban on his head and put the holy crown on the turban.  (7)  “Then you shall take the anointing oil and pour it on his head and anoint him.  (8)  “You shall bring his sons and put tunics on them.  (9)  “You shall gird them with sashes, Aaron and his sons, and bind caps on them, and they shall have the priesthood by a perpetual statute. So you shall ordain Aaron and his sons.  (10)  “Then you shall bring the bull before the tent of meeting, and Aaron and his sons shall lay their hands on the head of the bull.  (11)  “You shall slaughter the bull before the LORD at the doorway of the tent of meeting.  (12)  “You shall take some of the blood of the bull and put it on the horns of the altar with your finger; and you shall pour out all the blood at the base of the altar.  (13)  “You shall take all the fat that covers the entrails and the lobe of the liver, and the two kidneys and the fat that is on them, and offer them up in smoke on the altar.  (14)  “But the flesh of the bull and its hide and its refuse, you shall burn with fire outside the camp; it is a sin offering.  (15)  “You shall also take the one ram, and Aaron and his sons shall lay their hands on the head of the ram;  (16)  and you shall slaughter the ram and shall take its blood and sprinkle it around on the altar.  (17)  “Then you shall cut the ram into its pieces, and wash its entrails and its legs, and put them with its pieces and its head.  (18)  “You shall offer up in smoke the whole ram on the altar; it is a burnt offering to the LORD: it is a soothing aroma, an offering by fire to the LORD.  (19)  “Then you shall take the other ram, and Aaron and his sons shall lay their hands on the head of the ram.  (20)  “You shall slaughter the ram, and take some of its blood and put it on the lobe of Aaron’s right ear and on the lobes of his sons’ right ears and on the thumbs of their right hands and on the big toes of their right feet, and sprinkle the rest of the blood around on the altar.  (21)  “Then you shall take some of the blood that is on the altar and some of the anointing oil, and sprinkle it on Aaron and on his garments and on his sons and on his sons’ garments with him; so he and his garments shall be consecrated, as well as his sons and his sons’ garments with him.  (22)  “You shall also take the fat from the ram and the fat tail, and the fat that covers the entrails and the lobe of the liver, and the two kidneys and the fat that is on them and the right thigh (for it is a ram of ordination),  (23)  and one cake of bread and one cake of bread mixed with oil and one wafer from the basket of unleavened bread which is set before the LORD;  (24)  and you shall put all these in the hands of Aaron and in the hands of his sons, and shall wave them as a wave offering before the LORD.  (25)  “You shall take them from their hands, and offer them up in smoke on the altar on the burnt offering for a soothing aroma before the LORD; it is an offering by fire to the LORD.  (26)  “Then you shall take the breast of Aaron’s ram of ordination, and wave it as a wave offering before the LORD; and it shall be your portion.  (27)  “You shall consecrate the breast of the wave offering and the thigh of the heave offering which was waved and which was offered from the ram of ordination, from the one which was for Aaron and from the one which was for his sons.  (28)  “It shall be for Aaron and his sons as their portion forever from the sons of Israel, for it is a heave offering; and it shall be a heave offering from the sons of Israel from the sacrifices of their peace offerings, even their heave offering to the LORD.  (29)  “The holy garments of Aaron shall be for his sons after him, that in them they may be anointed and ordained.  (30)  “For seven days the one of his sons who is priest in his stead shall put them on when he enters the tent of meeting to minister in the holy place.  (31)  “You shall take the ram of ordination and boil its flesh in a holy place.  (32)  “Aaron and his sons shall eat the flesh of the ram and the bread that is in the basket, at the doorway of the tent of meeting.  (33)  “Thus they shall eat those things by which atonement was made at their ordination and consecration; but a layman shall not eat them, because they are holy.  (34)  “If any of the flesh of ordination or any of the bread remains until morning, then you shall burn the remainder with fire; it shall not be eaten, because it is holy.  (35)  “Thus you shall do to Aaron and to his sons, according to all that I have commanded you; you shall ordain them through seven days.  (36)  “Each day you shall offer a bull as a sin offering for atonement, and you shall purify the altar when you make atonement for it, and you shall anoint it to consecrate it.  (37)  “For seven days you shall make atonement for the altar and consecrate it; then the altar shall be most holy, and whatever touches the altar shall be holy.  (38)  “Now this is what you shall offer on the altar: two one year old lambs each day, continuously.  (39)  “The one lamb you shall offer in the morning and the other lamb you shall offer at twilight;  (40)  and there shall be one-tenth of an ephah of fine flour mixed with one-fourth of a hin of beaten oil, and one-fourth of a hin of wine for a drink offering with one lamb.  (41)  “The other lamb you shall offer at twilight, and shall offer with it the same grain offering and the same drink offering as in the morning, for a soothing aroma, an offering by fire to the LORD.  (42)  “It shall be a continual burnt offering throughout your generations at the doorway of the tent of meeting before the LORD, where I will meet with you, to speak to you there.  (43)  “I will meet there with the sons of Israel, and it shall be consecrated by My glory.  (44)  “I will consecrate the tent of meeting and the altar; I will also consecrate Aaron and his sons to minister as priests to Me.  (45)  “I will dwell among the sons of Israel and will be their God.  (46)  “They shall know that I am the LORD their God who brought them out of the land of Egypt, that I might dwell among them; I am the LORD their God.
 
The Altar of Incense
Exo 30:1-38  “Moreover, you shall make an altar as a place for burning incense; you shall make it of acacia wood.  (2)  “Its length shall be a cubit, and its width a cubit, it shall be square, and its height shall be two cubits; its horns shall be of one piece with it.  (3)  “You shall overlay it with pure gold, its top and its sides all around, and its horns; and you shall make a gold molding all around for it.  (4)  “You shall make two gold rings for it under its molding; you shall make them on its two side walls—on opposite sides—and they shall be holders for poles with which to carry it.  (5)  “You shall make the poles of acacia wood and overlay them with gold.  (6)  “You shall put this altar in front of the veil that is near the ark of the testimony, in front of the mercy seat that is over the ark of the testimony, where I will meet with you.  (7)  “Aaron shall burn fragrant incense on it; he shall burn it every morning when he trims the lamps.  (8)  “When Aaron trims the lamps at twilight, he shall burn incense. There shall be perpetual incense before the LORD throughout your generations.  (9)  “You shall not offer any strange incense on this altar, or burnt offering or meal offering; and you shall not pour out a drink offering on it.  (10)  “Aaron shall make atonement on its horns once a year; he shall make atonement on it with the blood of the sin offering of atonement once a year throughout your generations. It is most holy to the LORD.”

The Census Tax
 (11)  The LORD also spoke to Moses, saying,  (12)  “When you take a census of the sons of Israel to number them, then each one of them shall give a ransom for himself to the LORD, when you number them, so that there will be no plague among them when you number them.  (13)  “This is what everyone who is numbered shall give: half a shekel according to the shekel of the sanctuary (the shekel is twenty gerahs), half a shekel as a contribution to the LORD.  (14)  “Everyone who is numbered, from twenty years old and over, shall give the contribution to the LORD.  (15)  “The rich shall not pay more and the poor shall not pay less than the half shekel, when you give the contribution to the LORD to make atonement for yourselves.  (16)  “You shall take the atonement money from the sons of Israel and shall give it for the service of the tent of meeting, that it may be a memorial for the sons of Israel before the LORD, to make atonement for yourselves.”

The Bronze Basin
 (17)  The LORD spoke to Moses, saying,  (18)  “You shall also make a laver of bronze, with its base of bronze, for washing; and you shall put it between the tent of meeting and the altar, and you shall put water in it.  (19)  “Aaron and his sons shall wash their hands and their feet from it;  (20)  when they enter the tent of meeting, they shall wash with water, so that they will not die; or when they approach the altar to minister, by offering up in smoke a fire sacrifice to the LORD.  (21)  “So they shall wash their hands and their feet, so that they will not die; and it shall be a perpetual statute for them, for Aaron and his descendants throughout their generations.”

The Anointing Oil and Incense
 (22)  Moreover, the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,  (23)  “Take also for yourself the finest of spices: of flowing myrrh five hundred shekels, and of fragrant cinnamon half as much, two hundred and fifty, and of fragrant cane two hundred and fifty,  (24)  and of cassia five hundred, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, and of olive oil a hin.  (25)  “You shall make of these a holy anointing oil, a perfume mixture, the work of a perfumer; it shall be a holy anointing oil.  (26)  “With it you shall anoint the tent of meeting and the ark of the testimony,  (27)  and the table and all its utensils, and the lampstand and its utensils, and the altar of incense,  (28)  and the altar of burnt offering and all its utensils, and the laver and its stand.  (29)  “You shall also consecrate them, that they may be most holy; whatever touches them shall be holy.  (30)  “You shall anoint Aaron and his sons, and consecrate them, that they may minister as priests to Me.  (31)  “You shall speak to the sons of Israel, saying, ‘This shall be a holy anointing oil to Me throughout your generations.  (32)  ‘It shall not be poured on anyone’s body, nor shall you make any like it in the same proportions; it is holy, and it shall be holy to you.  (33)  ‘Whoever shall mix any like it or whoever puts any of it on a layman shall be cut off from his people.'”  (34)  Then the LORD said to Moses, “Take for yourself spices, stacte and onycha and galbanum, spices with pure frankincense; there shall be an equal part of each.  (35)  “With it you shall make incense, a perfume, the work of a perfumer, salted, pure, and holy.  (36)  “You shall beat some of it very fine, and put part of it before the testimony in the tent of meeting where I will meet with you; it shall be most holy to you.  (37)  “The incense which you shall make, you shall not make in the same proportions for yourselves; it shall be holy to you for the LORD.  (38)  “Whoever shall make any like it, to use as perfume, shall be cut off from his people.”
 
Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard

 


8 April 2017 Verse of the Day

And He was saying to them all, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross daily and follow Me.  (Luke 9:23 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 me in 2 years:

The Bronze Altar
Exo 27:1-21  “And you shall make the altar of acacia wood, five cubits long and five cubits wide; the altar shall be square, and its height shall be three cubits.  (2)  “You shall make its horns on its four corners; its horns shall be of one piece with it, and you shall overlay it with bronze.  (3)  “You shall make its pails for removing its ashes, and its shovels and its basins and its forks and its firepans; you shall make all its utensils of bronze.  (4)  “You shall make for it a grating of network of bronze, and on the net you shall make four bronze rings at its four corners.  (5)  “You shall put it beneath, under the ledge of the altar, so that the net will reach halfway up the altar.  (6)  “You shall make poles for the altar, poles of acacia wood, and overlay them with bronze.  (7)  “Its poles shall be inserted into the rings, so that the poles shall be on the two sides of the altar when it is carried.  (8)  “You shall make it hollow with planks; as it was shown to you in the mountain, so they shall make it.

The Court of the Tabernacle
 (9)  “You shall make the court of the tabernacle. On the south side there shall be hangings for the court of fine twisted linen one hundred cubits long for one side;  (10)  and its pillars shall be twenty, with their twenty sockets of bronze; the hooks of the pillars and their bands shall be of silver.  (11)  “Likewise for the north side in length there shall be hangings one hundred cubits long, and its twenty pillars with their twenty sockets of bronze; the hooks of the pillars and their bands shall be of silver.  (12)  “For the width of the court on the west side shall be hangings of fifty cubits with their ten pillars and their ten sockets.  (13)  “The width of the court on the east side shall be fifty cubits.  (14)  “The hangings for the one side of the gate shall be fifteen cubits with their three pillars and their three sockets.  (15)  “And for the other side shall be hangings of fifteen cubits with their three pillars and their three sockets.  (16)  “For the gate of the court there shall be a screen of twenty cubits, of blue and purple and scarlet material and fine twisted linen, the work of a weaver, with their four pillars and their four sockets.  (17)  “All the pillars around the court shall be furnished with silver bands with their hooks of silver and their sockets of bronze.  (18)  “The length of the court shall be one hundred cubits, and the width fifty throughout, and the height five cubits of fine twisted linen, and their sockets of bronze.  (19)  “All the utensils of the tabernacle used in all its service, and all its pegs, and all the pegs of the court, shall be of bronze.

Oil for the Lamp
 (20)  “You shall charge the sons of Israel, that they bring you clear oil of beaten olives for the light, to make a lamp burn continually.  (21)  “In the tent of meeting, outside the veil which is before the testimony, Aaron and his sons shall keep it in order from evening to morning before the LORD; it shall be a perpetual statute throughout their generations for the sons of Israel.
 
The Priests’ Garments
Exo 28:1-43  “Then bring near to yourself Aaron your brother, and his sons with him, from among the sons of Israel, to minister as priest to Me—Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar, Aaron’s sons.  (2)  “You shall make holy garments for Aaron your brother, for glory and for beauty.  (3)  “You shall speak to all the skillful persons whom I have endowed with the spirit of wisdom, that they make Aaron’s garments to consecrate him, that he may minister as priest to Me.  (4)  “These are the garments which they shall make: a breastpiece and an ephod and a robe and a tunic of checkered work, a turban and a sash, and they shall make holy garments for Aaron your brother and his sons, that he may minister as priest to Me.  (5)  “They shall take the gold and the blue and the purple and the scarlet material and the fine linen.  (6)  “They shall also make the ephod of gold, of blue and purple and scarlet material and fine twisted linen, the work of the skillful workman.  (7)  “It shall have two shoulder pieces joined to its two ends, that it may be joined.  (8)  “The skillfully woven band, which is on it, shall be like its workmanship, of the same material: of gold, of blue and purple and scarlet material and fine twisted linen.  (9)  “You shall take two onyx stones and engrave on them the names of the sons of Israel,  (10)  six of their names on the one stone and the names of the remaining six on the other stone, according to their birth.  (11)  “As a jeweler engraves a signet, you shall engrave the two stones according to the names of the sons of Israel; you shall set them in filigree settings of gold.  (12)  “You shall put the two stones on the shoulder pieces of the ephod, as stones of memorial for the sons of Israel, and Aaron shall bear their names before the LORD on his two shoulders for a memorial.  (13)  “You shall make filigree settings of gold,  (14)  and two chains of pure gold; you shall make them of twisted cordage work, and you shall put the corded chains on the filigree settings.  (15)  “You shall make a breastpiece of judgment, the work of a skillful workman; like the work of the ephod you shall make it: of gold, of blue and purple and scarlet material and fine twisted linen you shall make it.  (16)  “It shall be square and folded double, a span in length and a span in width.  (17)  “You shall mount on it four rows of stones; the first row shall be a row of ruby, topaz and emerald;  (18)  and the second row a turquoise, a sapphire and a diamond;  (19)  and the third row a jacinth, an agate and an amethyst;  (20)  and the fourth row a beryl and an onyx and a jasper; they shall be set in gold filigree.  (21)  “The stones shall be according to the names of the sons of Israel: twelve, according to their names; they shall be like the engravings of a seal, each according to his name for the twelve tribes.  (22)  “You shall make on the breastpiece chains of twisted cordage work in pure gold.  (23)  “You shall make on the breastpiece two rings of gold, and shall put the two rings on the two ends of the breastpiece.  (24)  “You shall put the two cords of gold on the two rings at the ends of the breastpiece.  (25)  “You shall put the other two ends of the two cords on the two filigree settings, and put them on the shoulder pieces of the ephod, at the front of it.  (26)  “You shall make two rings of gold and shall place them on the two ends of the breastpiece, on the edge of it, which is toward the inner side of the ephod.  (27)  “You shall make two rings of gold and put them on the bottom of the two shoulder pieces of the ephod, on the front of it close to the place where it is joined, above the skillfully woven band of the ephod.  (28)  “They shall bind the breastpiece by its rings to the rings of the ephod with a blue cord, so that it will be on the skillfully woven band of the ephod, and that the breastpiece will not come loose from the ephod.  (29)  “Aaron shall carry the names of the sons of Israel in the breastpiece of judgment over his heart when he enters the holy place, for a memorial before the LORD continually.  (30)  “You shall put in the breastpiece of judgment the Urim and the Thummim, and they shall be over Aaron’s heart when he goes in before the LORD; and Aaron shall carry the judgment of the sons of Israel over his heart before the LORD continually.  (31)  “You shall make the robe of the ephod all of blue.  (32)  “There shall be an opening at its top in the middle of it; around its opening there shall be a binding of woven work, like the opening of a coat of mail, so that it will not be torn.  (33)  “You shall make on its hem pomegranates of blue and purple and scarlet material, all around on its hem, and bells of gold between them all around:  (34)  a golden bell and a pomegranate, a golden bell and a pomegranate, all around on the hem of the robe.  (35)  “It shall be on Aaron when he ministers; and its tinkling shall be heard when he enters and leaves the holy place before the LORD, so that he will not die.  (36)  “You shall also make a plate of pure gold and shall engrave on it, like the engravings of a seal, ‘Holy to the LORD.’  (37)  “You shall fasten it on a blue cord, and it shall be on the turban; it shall be at the front of the turban.  (38)  “It shall be on Aaron’s forehead, and Aaron shall take away the iniquity of the holy things which the sons of Israel consecrate, with regard to all their holy gifts; and it shall always be on his forehead, that they may be accepted before the LORD.  (39)  “You shall weave the tunic of checkered work of fine linen, and shall make a turban of fine linen, and you shall make a sash, the work of a weaver.  (40)  “For Aaron’s sons you shall make tunics; you shall also make sashes for them, and you shall make caps for them, for glory and for beauty.  (41)  “You shall put them on Aaron your brother and on his sons with him; and you shall anoint them and ordain them and consecrate them, that they may serve Me as priests.  (42)  “You shall make for them linen breeches to cover their bare flesh; they shall reach from the loins even to the thighs.  (43)  “They shall be on Aaron and on his sons when they enter the tent of meeting, or when they approach the altar to minister in the holy place, so that they do not incur guilt and die. It shall be a statute forever to him and to his descendants after him.
 
Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard

 


7 April 2017 Verse of the Day

Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to do it.  (Proverbs 3:27 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 me in 2 years:

Contributions for the Sanctuary
Exo 25:1-40  Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,  (2)  “Tell the sons of Israel to raise a contribution for Me; from every man whose heart moves him you shall raise My contribution.  (3)  “This is the contribution which you are to raise from them: gold, silver and bronze,  (4)  blue, purple and scarlet material, fine linen, goat hair,  (5)  rams’ skins dyed red, porpoise skins, acacia wood,  (6)  oil for lighting, spices for the anointing oil and for the fragrant incense,  (7)  onyx stones and setting stones for the ephod and for the breastpiece.  (8)  “Let them construct a sanctuary for Me, that I may dwell among them.  (9)  “According to all that I am going to show you, as the pattern of the tabernacle and the pattern of all its furniture, just so you shall construct it.

The Ark of the Covenant
(10)  “They shall construct an ark of acacia wood two and a half cubits long, and one and a half cubits wide, and one and a half cubits high.  (11)  “You shall overlay it with pure gold, inside and out you shall overlay it, and you shall make a gold molding around it.  (12)  “You shall cast four gold rings for it and fasten them on its four feet, and two rings shall be on one side of it and two rings on the other side of it.  (13)  “You shall make poles of acacia wood and overlay them with gold.  (14)  “You shall put the poles into the rings on the sides of the ark, to carry the ark with them.  (15)  “The poles shall remain in the rings of the ark; they shall not be removed from it.  (16)  “You shall put into the ark the testimony which I shall give you.  (17)  “You shall make a mercy seat of pure gold, two and a half cubits long and one and a half cubits wide.  (18)  “You shall make two cherubim of gold, make them of hammered work at the two ends of the mercy seat.  (19)  “Make one cherub at one end and one cherub at the other end; you shall make the cherubim of one piece with the mercy seat at its two ends.  (20)  “The cherubim shall have their wings spread upward, covering the mercy seat with their wings and facing one another; the faces of the cherubim are to be turned toward the mercy seat.  (21)  “You shall put the mercy seat on top of the ark, and in the ark you shall put the testimony which I will give to you.  (22)  “There I will meet with you; and from above the mercy seat, from between the two cherubim which are upon the ark of the testimony, I will speak to you about all that I will give you in commandment for the sons of Israel.

The Table for Bread
(23)  “You shall make a table of acacia wood, two cubits long and one cubit wide and one and a half cubits high.  (24)  “You shall overlay it with pure gold and make a gold border around it.  (25)  “You shall make for it a rim of a handbreadth around it; and you shall make a gold border for the rim around it.  (26)  “You shall make four gold rings for it and put rings on the four corners which are on its four feet.  (27)  “The rings shall be close to the rim as holders for the poles to carry the table.  (28)  “You shall make the poles of acacia wood and overlay them with gold, so that with them the table may be carried.  (29)  “You shall make its dishes and its pans and its jars and its bowls with which to pour drink offerings; you shall make them of pure gold.  (30)  “You shall set the bread of the Presence on the table before Me at all times.

The Golden Lampstand
(31)  “Then you shall make a lampstand of pure gold. The lampstand and its base and its shaft are to be made of hammered work; its cups, its bulbs and its flowers shall be of one piece with it.  (32)  “Six branches shall go out from its sides; three branches of the lampstand from its one side and three branches of the lampstand from its other side.  (33)  “Three cups shall be shaped like almond blossoms in the one branch, a bulb and a flower, and three cups shaped like almond blossoms in the other branch, a bulb and a flower—so for six branches going out from the lampstand;  (34)  and in the lampstand four cups shaped like almond blossoms, its bulbs and its flowers.  (35)  “A bulb shall be under the first pair of branches coming out of it, and a bulb under the second pair of branches coming out of it, and a bulb under the third pair of branches coming out of it, for the six branches coming out of the lampstand.  (36)  “Their bulbs and their branches shall be of one piece with it; all of it shall be one piece of hammered work of pure gold.  (37)  “Then you shall make its lamps seven in number; and they shall mount its lamps so as to shed light on the space in front of it.  (38)  “Its snuffers and their trays shall be of pure gold.  (39)  “It shall be made from a talent of pure gold, with all these utensils.  (40)  “See that you make them after the pattern for them, which was shown to you on the mountain.
 
The Tabernacle
Exo 26:1-37  “Moreover you shall make the tabernacle with ten curtains of fine twisted linen and blue and purple and scarlet material; you shall make them with cherubim, the work of a skillful workman.  (2)  “The length of each curtain shall be twenty-eight cubits, and the width of each curtain four cubits; all the curtains shall have the same measurements.  (3)  “Five curtains shall be joined to one another, and the other five curtains shall be joined to one another.  (4)  “You shall make loops of blue on the edge of the outermost curtain in the first set, and likewise you shall make them on the edge of the curtain that is outermost in the second set.  (5)  “You shall make fifty loops in the one curtain, and you shall make fifty loops on the edge of the curtain that is in the second set; the loops shall be opposite each other.  (6)  “You shall make fifty clasps of gold, and join the curtains to one another with the clasps so that the tabernacle will be a unit.  (7)  “Then you shall make curtains of goats’ hair for a tent over the tabernacle; you shall make eleven curtains in all.  (8)  “The length of each curtain shall be thirty cubits, and the width of each curtain four cubits; the eleven curtains shall have the same measurements.  (9)  “You shall join five curtains by themselves and the other six curtains by themselves, and you shall double over the sixth curtain at the front of the tent.  (10)  “You shall make fifty loops on the edge of the curtain that is outermost in the first set, and fifty loops on the edge of the curtain that is outermost in the second set.  (11)  “You shall make fifty clasps of bronze, and you shall put the clasps into the loops and join the tent together so that it will be a unit.  (12)  “The overlapping part that is left over in the curtains of the tent, the half curtain that is left over, shall lap over the back of the tabernacle.  (13)  “The cubit on one side and the cubit on the other, of what is left over in the length of the curtains of the tent, shall lap over the sides of the tabernacle on one side and on the other, to cover it.  (14)  “You shall make a covering for the tent of rams’ skins dyed red and a covering of porpoise skins above.  (15)  “Then you shall make the boards for the tabernacle of acacia wood, standing upright.  (16)  “Ten cubits shall be the length of each board and one and a half cubits the width of each board.  (17)  “There shall be two tenons for each board, fitted to one another; thus you shall do for all the boards of the tabernacle.  (18)  “You shall make the boards for the tabernacle: twenty boards for the south side.  (19)  “You shall make forty sockets of silver under the twenty boards, two sockets under one board for its two tenons and two sockets under another board for its two tenons;  (20)  and for the second side of the tabernacle, on the north side, twenty boards,  (21)  and their forty sockets of silver; two sockets under one board and two sockets under another board.  (22)  “For the rear of the tabernacle, to the west, you shall make six boards.  (23)  “You shall make two boards for the corners of the tabernacle at the rear.  (24)  “They shall be double beneath, and together they shall be complete to its top to the first ring; thus it shall be with both of them: they shall form the two corners.  (25)  “There shall be eight boards with their sockets of silver, sixteen sockets; two sockets under one board and two sockets under another board.  (26)  “Then you shall make bars of acacia wood, five for the boards of one side of the tabernacle,  (27)  and five bars for the boards of the other side of the tabernacle, and five bars for the boards of the side of the tabernacle for the rear side to the west.  (28)  “The middle bar in the center of the boards shall pass through from end to end.  (29)  “You shall overlay the boards with gold and make their rings of gold as holders for the bars; and you shall overlay the bars with gold.  (30)  “Then you shall erect the tabernacle according to its plan which you have been shown in the mountain.  (31)  “You shall make a veil of blue and purple and scarlet material and fine twisted linen; it shall be made with cherubim, the work of a skillful workman.  (32)  “You shall hang it on four pillars of acacia overlaid with gold, their hooks also being of gold, on four sockets of silver.  (33)  “You shall hang up the veil under the clasps, and shall bring in the ark of the testimony there within the veil; and the veil shall serve for you as a partition between the holy place and the holy of holies.  (34)  “You shall put the mercy seat on the ark of the testimony in the holy of holies.  (35)  “You shall set the table outside the veil, and the lampstand opposite the table on the side of the tabernacle toward the south; and you shall put the table on the north side.  (36)  “You shall make a screen for the doorway of the tent of blue and purple and scarlet material and fine twisted linen, the work of a weaver.  (37)  “You shall make five pillars of acacia for the screen and overlay them with gold, their hooks also being of gold; and you shall cast five sockets of bronze for them.
 
Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard

 



6 April 2017 Verse of the Day

Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification according to the need of the moment, so that it will give grace to those who hear.  (Ephesians 4:29 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 me in 2 years:

Exo 23:1-33  “You shall not bear a false report; do not join your hand with a wicked man to be a malicious witness.  (2)  “You shall not follow the masses in doing evil, nor shall you testify in a dispute so as to turn aside after a multitude in order to pervert justice;  (3)  nor shall you be partial to a poor man in his dispute.  (4)  “If you meet your enemy’s ox or his donkey wandering away, you shall surely return it to him.  (5)  “If you see the donkey of one who hates you lying helpless under its load, you shall refrain from leaving it to him, you shall surely release it with him.  (6)  “You shall not pervert the justice due to your needy brother in his dispute.  (7)  “Keep far from a false charge, and do not kill the innocent or the righteous, for I will not acquit the guilty.  (8)  “You shall not take a bribe, for a bribe blinds the clear-sighted and subverts the cause of the just.  (9)  “You shall not oppress a stranger, since you yourselves know the feelings of a stranger, for you also were strangers in the land of Egypt.

Laws About the Sabbath and Festivals
 (10)  “You shall sow your land for six years and gather in its yield,  (11)  but on the seventh year you shall let it rest and lie fallow, so that the needy of your people may eat; and whatever they leave the beast of the field may eat. You are to do the same with your vineyard and your olive grove.  (12)  “Six days you are to do your work, but on the seventh day you shall cease from labor so that your ox and your donkey may rest, and the son of your female slave, as well as your stranger, may refresh themselves.  (13)  “Now concerning everything which I have said to you, be on your guard; and do not mention the name of other gods, nor let them be heard from your mouth.  (14)  “Three times a year you shall celebrate a feast to Me.  (15)  “You shall observe the Feast of Unleavened Bread; for seven days you are to eat unleavened bread, as I commanded you, at the appointed time in the month Abib, for in it you came out of Egypt. And none shall appear before Me empty-handed.  (16)  “Also you shall observe the Feast of the Harvest of the first fruits of your labors from what you sow in the field; also the Feast of the Ingathering at the end of the year when you gather in the fruit of your labors from the field.  (17)  “Three times a year all your males shall appear before the Lord GOD.  (18)  “You shall not offer the blood of My sacrifice with leavened bread; nor is the fat of My feast to remain overnight until morning.  (19)  “You shall bring the choice first fruits of your soil into the house of the LORD your God. “You are not to boil a young goat in the milk of its mother.

Conquest of Canaan Promised
 (20)  “Behold, I am going to send an angel before you to guard you along the way and to bring you into the place which I have prepared.  (21)  “Be on your guard before him and obey his voice; do not be rebellious toward him, for he will not pardon your transgression, since My name is in him.  (22)  “But if you truly obey his voice and do all that I say, then I will be an enemy to your enemies and an adversary to your adversaries.  (23)  “For My angel will go before you and bring you in to the land of the Amorites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Canaanites, the Hivites and the Jebusites; and I will completely destroy them.  (24)  “You shall not worship their gods, nor serve them, nor do according to their deeds; but you shall utterly overthrow them and break their sacred pillars in pieces.  (25)  “But you shall serve the LORD your God, and He will bless your bread and your water; and I will remove sickness from your midst.  (26)  “There shall be no one miscarrying or barren in your land; I will fulfill the number of your days.  (27)  “I will send My terror ahead of you, and throw into confusion all the people among whom you come, and I will make all your enemies turn their backs to you.  (28)  “I will send hornets ahead of you so that they will drive out the Hivites, the Canaanites, and the Hittites before you.  (29)  “I will not drive them out before you in a single year, that the land may not become desolate and the beasts of the field become too numerous for you.  (30)  “I will drive them out before you little by little, until you become fruitful and take possession of the land.  (31)  “I will fix your boundary from the Red Sea to the sea of the Philistines, and from the wilderness to the River Euphrates; for I will deliver the inhabitants of the land into your hand, and you will drive them out before you.  (32)  “You shall make no covenant with them or with their gods.  (33)  “They shall not live in your land, because they will make you sin against Me; for if you serve their gods, it will surely be a snare to you.”
 
The Covenant Confirmed
Exo 24:1-18  Then He said to Moses, “Come up to the LORD, you and Aaron, Nadab and Abihu and seventy of the elders of Israel, and you shall worship at a distance.  (2)  “Moses alone, however, shall come near to the LORD, but they shall not come near, nor shall the people come up with him.”  (3)  Then Moses came and recounted to the people all the words of the LORD and all the ordinances; and all the people answered with one voice and said, “All the words which the LORD has spoken we will do!”  (4)  Moses wrote down all the words of the LORD. Then he arose early in the morning, and built an altar at the foot of the mountain with twelve pillars for the twelve tribes of Israel.  (5)  He sent young men of the sons of Israel, and they offered burnt offerings and sacrificed young bulls as peace offerings to the LORD.  (6)  Moses took half of the blood and put it in basins, and the other half of the blood he sprinkled on the altar.  (7)  Then he took the book of the covenant and read it in the hearing of the people; and they said, “All that the LORD has spoken we will do, and we will be obedient!”  (8)  So Moses took the blood and sprinkled it on the people, and said, “Behold the blood of the covenant, which the LORD has made with you in accordance with all these words.”  (9)  Then Moses went up with Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel,  (10)  and they saw the God of Israel; and under His feet there appeared to be a pavement of sapphire, as clear as the sky itself.  (11)  Yet He did not stretch out His hand against the nobles of the sons of Israel; and they saw God, and they ate and drank.  (12)  Now the LORD said to Moses, “Come up to Me on the mountain and remain there, and I will give you the stone tablets with the law and the commandment which I have written for their instruction.”  (13)  So Moses arose with Joshua his servant, and Moses went up to the mountain of God.  (14)  But to the elders he said, “Wait here for us until we return to you. And behold, Aaron and Hur are with you; whoever has a legal matter, let him approach them.”  (15)  Then Moses went up to the mountain, and the cloud covered the mountain.  (16)  The glory of the LORD rested on Mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it for six days; and on the seventh day He called to Moses from the midst of the cloud.  (17)  And to the eyes of the sons of Israel the appearance of the glory of the LORD was like a consuming fire on the mountain top.  (18)  Moses entered the midst of the cloud as he went up to the mountain; and Moses was on the mountain forty days and forty nights.
 
Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard

 


5 April 2017 Verse of the Day

Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary.  (Galatians 6:9 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 me in 2 years:

Laws About Slaves
Exo 21:1-36  “Now these are the ordinances which you are to set before them:  (2)  “If you buy a Hebrew slave, he shall serve for six years; but on the seventh he shall go out as a free man without payment.  (3)  “If he comes alone, he shall go out alone; if he is the husband of a wife, then his wife shall go out with him.  (4)  “If his master gives him a wife, and she bears him sons or daughters, the wife and her children shall belong to her master, and he shall go out alone.  (5)  “But if the slave plainly says, ‘I love my master, my wife and my children; I will not go out as a free man,’  (6)  then his master shall bring him to God, then he shall bring him to the door or the doorpost. And his master shall pierce his ear with an awl; and he shall serve him permanently.  (7)  “If a man sells his daughter as a female slave, she is not to go free as the male slaves do.  (8)  “If she is displeasing in the eyes of her master who designated her for himself, then he shall let her be redeemed. He does not have authority to sell her to a foreign people because of his unfairness to her.  (9)  “If he designates her for his son, he shall deal with her according to the custom of daughters.  (10)  “If he takes to himself another woman, he may not reduce her food, her clothing, or her conjugal rights.  (11)  “If he will not do these three things for her, then she shall go out for nothing, without payment of money.  (12)  “He who strikes a man so that he dies shall surely be put to death.  (13)  “But if he did not lie in wait for him, but God let him fall into his hand, then I will appoint you a place to which he may flee.  (14)  “If, however, a man acts presumptuously toward his neighbor, so as to kill him craftily, you are to take him even from My altar, that he may die.  (15)  “He who strikes his father or his mother shall surely be put to death.  (16)  “He who kidnaps a man, whether he sells him or he is found in his possession, shall surely be put to death.  (17)  “He who curses his father or his mother shall surely be put to death.  (18)  “If men have a quarrel and one strikes the other with a stone or with his fist, and he does not die but remains in bed,  (19)  if he gets up and walks around outside on his staff, then he who struck him shall go unpunished; he shall only pay for his loss of time, and shall take care of him until he is completely healed.  (20)  “If a man strikes his male or female slave with a rod and he dies at his hand, he shall be punished.  (21)  “If, however, he survives a day or two, no vengeance shall be taken; for he is his property.  (22)  “If men struggle with each other and strike a woman with child so that she gives birth prematurely, yet there is no injury, he shall surely be fined as the woman’s husband may demand of him, and he shall pay as the judges decide.  (23)  “But if there is any further injury, then you shall appoint as a penalty life for life,  (24)  eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot,  (25)  burn for burn, wound for wound, bruise for bruise.  (26)  “If a man strikes the eye of his male or female slave, and destroys it, he shall let him go free on account of his eye.  (27)  “And if he knocks out a tooth of his male or female slave, he shall let him go free on account of his tooth.  (28)  “If an ox gores a man or a woman to death, the ox shall surely be stoned and its flesh shall not be eaten; but the owner of the ox shall go unpunished.  (29)  “If, however, an ox was previously in the habit of goring and its owner has been warned, yet he does not confine it and it kills a man or a woman, the ox shall be stoned and its owner also shall be put to death.  (30)  “If a ransom is demanded of him, then he shall give for the redemption of his life whatever is demanded of him.  (31)  “Whether it gores a son or a daughter, it shall be done to him according to the same rule.  (32)  “If the ox gores a male or female slave, the owner shall give his or her master thirty shekels of silver, and the ox shall be stoned.

Laws About Restitution
 (33)  “If a man opens a pit, or digs a pit and does not cover it over, and an ox or a donkey falls into it,  (34)  the owner of the pit shall make restitution; he shall give money to its owner, and the dead animal shall become his.  (35)  “If one man’s ox hurts another’s so that it dies, then they shall sell the live ox and divide its price equally; and also they shall divide the dead ox.  (36)  “Or if it is known that the ox was previously in the habit of goring, yet its owner has not confined it, he shall surely pay ox for ox, and the dead animal shall become his.
 
Exo 22:1-31  “If a man steals an ox or a sheep and slaughters it or sells it, he shall pay five oxen for the ox and four sheep for the sheep.  (2)  “If the thief is caught while breaking in and is struck so that he dies, there will be no bloodguiltiness on his account.  (3)  “But if the sun has risen on him, there will be bloodguiltiness on his account. He shall surely make restitution; if he owns nothing, then he shall be sold for his theft.  (4)  “If what he stole is actually found alive in his possession, whether an ox or a donkey or a sheep, he shall pay double.  (5)  “If a man lets a field or vineyard be grazed bare and lets his animal loose so that it grazes in another man’s field, he shall make restitution from the best of his own field and the best of his own vineyard.  (6)  “If a fire breaks out and spreads to thorn bushes, so that stacked grain or the standing grain or the field itself is consumed, he who started the fire shall surely make restitution.  (7)  “If a man gives his neighbor money or goods to keep for him and it is stolen from the man’s house, if the thief is caught, he shall pay double.  (8)  “If the thief is not caught, then the owner of the house shall appear before the judges, to determine whether he laid his hands on his neighbor’s property.  (9)  “For every breach of trust, whether it is for ox, for donkey, for sheep, for clothing, or for any lost thing about which one says, ‘This is it,’ the case of both parties shall come before the judges; he whom the judges condemn shall pay double to his neighbor.  (10)  “If a man gives his neighbor a donkey, an ox, a sheep, or any animal to keep for him, and it dies or is hurt or is driven away while no one is looking,  (11)  an oath before the LORD shall be made by the two of them that he has not laid hands on his neighbor’s property; and its owner shall accept it, and he shall not make restitution.  (12)  “But if it is actually stolen from him, he shall make restitution to its owner.  (13)  “If it is all torn to pieces, let him bring it as evidence; he shall not make restitution for what has been torn to pieces.  (14)  “If a man borrows anything from his neighbor, and it is injured or dies while its owner is not with it, he shall make full restitution.  (15)  “If its owner is with it, he shall not make restitution; if it is hired, it came for its hire.

Laws About Social Justice
 (16)  “If a man seduces a virgin who is not engaged, and lies with her, he must pay a dowry for her to be his wife.  (17)  “If her father absolutely refuses to give her to him, he shall pay money equal to the dowry for virgins.  (18)  “You shall not allow a sorceress to live.  (19)  “Whoever lies with an animal shall surely be put to death.  (20)  “He who sacrifices to any god, other than to the LORD alone, shall be utterly destroyed.  (21)  “You shall not wrong a stranger or oppress him, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.  (22)  “You shall not afflict any widow or orphan.  (23)  “If you afflict him at all, and if he does cry out to Me, I will surely hear his cry;  (24)  and My anger will be kindled, and I will kill you with the sword, and your wives shall become widows and your children fatherless.  (25)  “If you lend money to My people, to the poor among you, you are not to act as a creditor to him; you shall not charge him interest.  (26)  “If you ever take your neighbor’s cloak as a pledge, you are to return it to him before the sun sets,  (27)  for that is his only covering; it is his cloak for his body. What else shall he sleep in? And it shall come about that when he cries out to Me, I will hear him, for I am gracious.  (28)  “You shall not curse God, nor curse a ruler of your people.  (29)  “You shall not delay the offering from your harvest and your vintage. The firstborn of your sons you shall give to Me.  (30)  “You shall do the same with your oxen and with your sheep. It shall be with its mother seven days; on the eighth day you shall give it to Me.  (31)  “You shall be holy men to Me, therefore you shall not eat any flesh torn to pieces in the field; you shall throw it to the dogs.

Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard

 


4 April 2017 Verse of the Day

Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!  (Psalms 133:1 KJV)

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 me in 2 years:

Israel at Mount Sinai
Exo 19:1-25  In the third month after the sons of Israel had gone out of the land of Egypt, on that very day they came into the wilderness of Sinai.  (2)  When they set out from Rephidim, they came to the wilderness of Sinai and camped in the wilderness; and there Israel camped in front of the mountain.  (3)  Moses went up to God, and the LORD called to him from the mountain, saying, “Thus you shall say to the house of Jacob and tell the sons of Israel:  (4)  ‘You yourselves have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles’ wings, and brought you to Myself.  (5)  ‘Now then, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be My own possession among all the peoples, for all the earth is Mine;  (6)  and you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.’ These are the words that you shall speak to the sons of Israel.”  (7)  So Moses came and called the elders of the people, and set before them all these words which the LORD had commanded him.  (8)  All the people answered together and said, “All that the LORD has spoken we will do!” And Moses brought back the words of the people to the LORD.  (9)  The LORD said to Moses, “Behold, I will come to you in a thick cloud, so that the people may hear when I speak with you and may also believe in you forever.” Then Moses told the words of the people to the LORD.  (10)  The LORD also said to Moses, “Go to the people and consecrate them today and tomorrow, and let them wash their garments;  (11)  and let them be ready for the third day, for on the third day the LORD will come down on Mount Sinai in the sight of all the people.  (12)  “You shall set bounds for the people all around, saying, ‘Beware that you do not go up on the mountain or touch the border of it; whoever touches the mountain shall surely be put to death.  (13)  ‘No hand shall touch him, but he shall surely be stoned or shot through; whether beast or man, he shall not live.’ When the ram’s horn sounds a long blast, they shall come up to the mountain.”  (14)  So Moses went down from the mountain to the people and consecrated the people, and they washed their garments.  (15)  He said to the people, “Be ready for the third day; do not go near a woman.”  (16)  So it came about on the third day, when it was morning, that there were thunder and lightning flashes and a thick cloud upon the mountain and a very loud trumpet sound, so that all the people who were in the camp trembled.  (17)  And Moses brought the people out of the camp to meet God, and they stood at the foot of the mountain.  (18)  Now Mount Sinai was all in smoke because the LORD descended upon it in fire; and its smoke ascended like the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mountain quaked violently.  (19)  When the sound of the trumpet grew louder and louder, Moses spoke and God answered him with thunder.  (20)  The LORD came down on Mount Sinai, to the top of the mountain; and the LORD called Moses to the top of the mountain, and Moses went up.  (21)  Then the LORD spoke to Moses, “Go down, warn the people, so that they do not break through to the LORD to gaze, and many of them perish.  (22)  “Also let the priests who come near to the LORD consecrate themselves, or else the LORD will break out against them.”  (23)  Moses said to the LORD, “The people cannot come up to Mount Sinai, for You warned us, saying, ‘Set bounds about the mountain and consecrate it.'”  (24)  Then the LORD said to him, “Go down and come up again, you and Aaron with you; but do not let the priests and the people break through to come up to the LORD, or He will break forth upon them.”  (25)  So Moses went down to the people and told them.
 
The Ten Commandments
Exo 20:1-26  Then God spoke all these words, saying,  (2)  “I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.  (3)  “You shall have no other gods before Me.  (4)  “You shall not make for yourself an idol, or any likeness of what is in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the water under the earth.  (5)  “You shall not worship them or serve them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, on the third and the fourth generations of those who hate Me,  (6)  but showing lovingkindness to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.  (7)  “You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not leave him unpunished who takes His name in vain.  (8)  “Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.  (9)  “Six days you shall labor and do all your work,  (10)  but the seventh day is a sabbath of the LORD your God; in it you shall not do any work, you or your son or your daughter, your male or your female servant or your cattle or your sojourner who stays with you.  (11)  “For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day; therefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day and made it holy.  (12)  “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be prolonged in the land which the LORD your God gives you.  (13)  “You shall not murder.  (14)  “You shall not commit adultery.  (15)  “You shall not steal.  (16)  “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.  (17)  “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife or his male servant or his female servant or his ox or his donkey or anything that belongs to your neighbor.”  (18)  All the people perceived the thunder and the lightning flashes and the sound of the trumpet and the mountain smoking; and when the people saw it, they trembled and stood at a distance.  (19)  Then they said to Moses, “Speak to us yourself and we will listen; but let not God speak to us, or we will die.”  (20)  Moses said to the people, “Do not be afraid; for God has come in order to test you, and in order that the fear of Him may remain with you, so that you may not sin.”  (21)  So the people stood at a distance, while Moses approached the thick cloud where God was.

Laws About Altars
 (22)  Then the LORD said to Moses, “Thus you shall say to the sons of Israel, ‘You yourselves have seen that I have spoken to you from heaven.  (23)  ‘You shall not make other gods besides Me; gods of silver or gods of gold, you shall not make for yourselves.  (24)  ‘You shall make an altar of earth for Me, and you shall sacrifice on it your burnt offerings and your peace offerings, your sheep and your oxen; in every place where I cause My name to be remembered, I will come to you and bless you.  (25)  ‘If you make an altar of stone for Me, you shall not build it of cut stones, for if you wield your tool on it, you will profane it.  (26)  ‘And you shall not go up by steps to My altar, so that your nakedness will not be exposed on it.’
 
Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard

 



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