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Exodus 37, vs. 10-29 with Betty

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10 And he made the table of shittim wood: two cubits was the length thereof, and a cubit the breadth thereof, and a cubit and a half the height thereof:

11 And he overlaid it with pure gold, and made thereunto a crown of gold round about.

12 Also he made thereunto a border of an handbreadth round about; and made a crown of gold for the border thereof round about.

13 And he cast for it four rings of gold, and put the rings upon the four corners that were in the four feet thereof.

14 Over against the border were the rings, the places for the staves to bear the table.

15 And he made the staves of shittim wood, and overlaid them with gold, to bear the table.

16 And he made the vessels which were upon the table, his dishes, and his spoons, and his bowls, and his covers to cover withal, of pure gold.

17 And he made the candlestick of pure gold: of beaten work made he the candlestick; his shaft, and his branch, his bowls, his knops, and his flowers, were of the same:

18 And six branches going out of the sides thereof; three branches of the candlestick out of the one side thereof, and three branches of the candlestick out of the other side thereof:

19 Three bowls made after the fashion of almonds in one branch, a knop and a flower; and three bowls made like almonds in another branch, a knop and a flower: so throughout the six branches going out of the candlestick.

20 And in the candlestick were four bowls made like almonds, his knops, and his flowers:

21 And a knop under two branches of the same, and a knop under two branches of the same, and a knop under two branches of the same, according to the six branches going out of it.

22 Their knops and their branches were of the same: all of it was one beaten work of pure gold.

23 And he made his seven lamps, and his snuffers, and his snuffdishes, of pure gold.

24 Of a talent of pure gold made he it, and all the vessels thereof.

25 And he made the incense altar of shittim wood: the length of it was a cubit, and the breadth of it a cubit; it was foursquare; and two cubits was the height of it; the horns thereof were of the same.

26 And he overlaid it with pure gold, both the top of it, and the sides thereof round about, and the horns of it: also he made unto it a crown of gold round about.

27 And he made two rings of gold for it under the crown thereof, by the two corners of it, upon the two sides thereof, to be places for the staves to bear it withal.

28 And he made the staves of shittim wood, and overlaid them with gold.

29 And he made the holy anointing oil, and the pure incense of sweet spices, according to the work of the apothecary.

My Thoughts:

After making the arc, we are told in the balance of Exodus Chapter 37 how Bezaleel made the table of shittim wood with a crown of gold “round about”.

He also made the rings upon the four corners for the staves to carry the table, he made the staves and the vessels to be upon the table….Step by step this chapter describes how Bezaleel made the items for the tabernacle exactly according to the instructions that the Lord provided and that we read about in an earlier chapter of Exodus.

As well as all the items he made that were overlaid with gold, he also made the holy anointing oil and the incense of sweet spices.

The talents of Bezaleel were endless and all these talents were gifts of the Lord and while the Lord needed workmen that could create the tabernacle for his glory and for his dwelling place, one can imagine that Bezaleel and the other workmen also profited in this world by using their God given talents to the glory of the Lord. I believe that the sweetest success in this world is the success we achieve when we go about using our talents for the Lord, step by step doing our duty as did Bezaleel.

Betty Killebrew

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