Ginrich's Devotional Blog

September 15, 2018


Exodus 25:1-9 ​1 The Lord said to Moses, 2 “Tell the Israelites to bring me an offering. You are to receive the offering for me from everyone whose heart prompts them to give. 3 These are the offerings you are to receive from them: gold, silver and bronze; 4 blue, purple and scarlet yarn and fine linen; goat hair; 5 ram skins dyed red and another type of durable leather; acacia wood; 6 olive oil for the light; spices for the anointing oil and for the fragrant incense; 7 and onyx stones and other gems to be mounted on the ephod and breastpiece. 8 “Then have them make a sanctuary for me, and I will dwell among them. 9 Make this tabernacle and all its furnishings exactly like the pattern I will show you. (NIV)

We must remember the Israelites were in the wilderness when this command came to them from God.  How were they able to get all of these materials?  If we go back to the last days in Egypt, the Israelites were told to take things from the Egyptians and the Egyptians were more than ready to the Israelites anything to have them gone.  God knew what they would be needing and made sure all that would be needed was provided.  So often, when God tells us to do something we hesitate because we don’t think we have everything we need to obey and go forward.  God always provides us with what we need to walk in obedience to Him.  He was faithful to the Israelites and He will always be faithful to those of us who have His Son, Jesus, in our hearts, minds and lives and strive to walk in obedience to all Jesus has taught us.  When God tells us to do something, the words, “I can’t.  I’m not able.” Should never be spoken.  We should always have the attitude, “Here I am, God.  Send me.  Use me.”  Let us be sure to take time to listen and hear what God, through His Holy Spirit, is asking us to do.  He works through every one of us regardless of age, gender, ethnic background or physical or mental ability.  He supplies all we need to walk with Him and to allow Him to flow and work through us.

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