Exodus 37:25-29; The making of the Golden Altar; The making of the Holy Anointing Oil; God is the best, and we must serve Him with the best we have; but the best we can serve Him with in His Courts on earth is but as brass, compared to gold, the sinless and spotless perfection, with which His saints shall serve Him in His Holy Place above. B.C. 1491

Exodus 37:25-29 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 Continue Reading

Exodus 37:10-24; Making of the table on which the show-bread was placed; Making of the golden candlestick: God’s manifestaton of Himself in this world are but candle-light compared with the daylight of the future state. The Bible is a golden candlestick, it is pure of gold. B.C. 1491

Exodus 37:10-24 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 Continue Reading

Exodus 37:1-9; The Tabernacle and Its Furniture: Making of the Ark, the mercy-seat and the cherubim; They represent the glory of a Holy God, the sincerity of a Holy heart, and the communion that is between them, in and by a Mediator; From the mercy-seat He will teach us, there He will accept us, and show Himself merciful to our unrighteousness; and under the shadow of His wings we shall be safe and easy. B.C. 1491

Exodus Chapter 37 Bezaleel and his workmen are still busy, making I. The ark with the mercy-seat and the cherubim, ver. 1-9. II. The table with its vessels, ver. 10-16. III. The candlestick with its appurtenances, ver. 17-24. IV. The golden altar for incense, ver. 25-28. V. The holy oil and incense, ver. 29. The particular appointment concerning each of which we had before the 25th and 30th chapters. The Tabernacle and Its Continue Reading

Exodus 36:35-38; There was a veil made for a partition between the Holy place, and the Most Holy: There was a veil made for the door of the Tabernacle; at this door the people assembled, though forbidden to enter, for, while we are in this present state, we must get as near to God as we can. B.C. 1491

Exodus 36:35-38 35 And he made a vail of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen: with cherubims made he it of cunning work.   36 And he made thereunto four pillars of shittim wood, and overlaid them with gold: their hooks were of gold; and he cast for them four sockets of silver.   37 And he made an hanging for the tabernacle door of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen, of needlework;   38 And the five pillars of Continue Reading

Exodus 36:14:34; Curtains made of goat’s hair; Covering made of rams’ skins dyed red, and a covering of badgers’ skins. God has provided for His people a shadow from the heat, and a covert from storm and rain; those that dwell in God’s house shall find, be the tempest ever so violent, or the dropping ever so continual, it does not rain in.

Exodus 36:14-34 14 And he made curtains of goats' hair for the tent over the tabernacle: eleven curtains he made them.   15 The length of one curtain was thirty cubits, and four cubits was the breadth of one curtain: the eleven curtains were of one size.   16 And he coupled five curtains by themselves, and six curtains by themselves.   17 And he made fifty loops upon the uttermost edge of the curtain in the coupling, and fifty loops made he Continue Reading

Exodus 36:8-13; Construction of the Tabernacle: The house was not made of timber or stone, but of curtains curiously embroidered and coupled together. This served to typify the state of the church in this world, the palace of God’s Kingdom among men: Though it is upon the earth, yet its foundation is not in the earth; Christ’s Kingdom is not of this world, nor founded in it. B.C. 1491

Exodus 36:8-13 8 And every wise hearted man among them that wrought the work of the tabernacle made ten curtains of fine twined linen, and blue, and purple, and scarlet: with cherubims of cunning work made he them.   9 The length of one curtain was twenty and eight cubits, and the breadth of one curtain four cubits: the curtains were all of one size.   10 And he coupled the five curtains one unto another: and the other five curtains he coupled Continue Reading

Exodus 36:1-7; Appointment of Bezaleel and Aholiab: Observe who they were that Moses called: Those in whose heart God had put wisdom for this purpose, beyond their natural capacity. These were the fruits of a first love; in these last-days charity has grown too cold for us to expect such things from it. B.C. 1491

Exodus Chapter 36 In this chapter, I. The work of the tabernacle is begun, ver. 1-4. II. A stop is put to the people's contributions, ver. 5-7. III. A particular account is given of the making of the tabernacle itself; the fine curtains of it, ver. 8-13. The coarse ones, ver. 14-19. The boards, ver. 20-30. The bars, ver. 31-34. The partition veil, ver. 35, 36. And the hanging for the door, ver. 37, &c. Appointment of Continue Reading

Exodus 35:30-35; The Lord called by name Bezaleer; and He hath filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, in understanding, and in knowledge: Those that rule should teach; and those to whom God had given knowledge should be willing to communicate it for the benefit of others, not coveting to monopolize it. B.C. 1491

Exodus 35:30-35 30 And Moses said unto the children of Israel, See, the LORD hath called by name Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah;   31 And he hath filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship;   32 And to devise curious works, to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass,   33 And in the cutting of stones, to set them, and in carving of wood, Continue Reading

Exodus 35:20-29; The Contributions for the Tabernacle; It is said that their spirits made them willing, and their hearts; what they did they did cheerfully. Even those that are not in a capacity to give in charity may yet work in charity; and thus the poor may relieve the poor, and those that have nothing but their limbs and senses may be very charitable in the labour of love. B.C. 1491

Exodus 35:20-29 20 And all the congregation of the children of Israel departed from the presence of Moses.   21 And they came, every one whose heart stirred him up, and every one whom his spirit made willing, and they brought the LORD's offering to the work of the tabernacle of the congregation, and for all his service, and for the holy garments.   22 And they came, both men and women, as many as were willing hearted, and brought bracelets, and Continue Reading

Exodus 35:1-19; Orders Concerning the Tabernacle; Moses gave them in charge all (and that only) which God had commanded him; thus he approved himself faithful both to God and Israel, between whom he was a messenger or mediator. If he had added, altered or diminished, he would have been false to both. B.C. 1491

Exodus Chapter 35 What should have been said and done upon Moses' coming down the first time from the mount, if the golden calf had not broken the measures and put all into disorder, now at last, when with great difficulty reconciliation was made, begins to be said and done; and that great affair of the setting up of God's worship is put into its former channel again, and goes on now without interruption. I. Moses gives Israel those Continue Reading