02/12/21 Obedience and Glory

READING: Exodus 39-40, Matthew 26:1-25

We have seen this phrase before as we’ve read through the Old Testament, but it simply echoes throughout the reading today: the Hebrews made the priestly garments and set up the tabernacle “just as the Lord had commanded Moses.” In fact, we see this phrase in Exodus 39:1, 5, 7, 21, 26, 29, 31, 32, 42, 43. Moses likewise did all just as the Lord commanded him (Exo 40:16, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 32). Apparently, God through His inspired Word wants us to know the importance of doing whatever He commands just as He commands. 

As a pastor, I can only imagine what Moses felt when he inspected the people’s work and saw they had done it all well. The text tells us he then blessed them, likely through a prayer on their behalf. Like God’s inspection of His own creation in Genesis, Moses saw that all was good. What most catches my attention today, though, is God’s filling the tabernacle with His glory. How I pray that we would so walk with God, so fully obey Him, and so completely trust Him that we get to see glimpses of His glory in our church gatherings this weekend! 

PRAYER: “God, let Your glory be known through us.”

DAILY ACTION STEP:  Ask yourself this question: “Where am I not obeying God fully today?”     

TOMORROW’S READING:  Weekend is for catch-up and review

MONDAY’S READING: Leviticus 1:1-6:7, Matthew 26:26-56

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