Demolition of the Social Hall has really begun!
July 31, 2018
Read Exodus 35
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Scripture- Exodus 35:21- All whose hearts were stirred and whose spirits were moved came and brought their sacred offerings to the Lord. They brought all the materials needed for the Tabernacle, for the performance of its rituals, and for the sacred garments.
Observations- Even though the people had recently bowed down before a golden calf when Moses was spending time with God receiving the commandments, they were now willing to express their faithfulness to God's call on their lives through their generous and sacrificial gifts to supply all that was necessary to build and supply the Tabernacle.
Application- We human beings haven't changed so much over the last 3400 years. We remain pretty fickle. One moment we moment we are engaging in idolatry or believing the worst about someone and soon thereafter we are again ready to bring our free and sacrificial offerings to the living Lord. May New Hope always experience far more Exodus 35 moments and far fewer Exodus 32 moments.
Prayer- Lord, thank You for Your abiding presence. Challenge us in our idolatry when we stray from You and receive our best and most sacrificial gifts to honor You. There will always be many times when we are not sure what to do, but help us keep our eyes on You, O Lord, instead of on shiny baubles that mean nothing in the Big Picture. Amen.
"Thank God for this gift too wonderful for words!" (2 Corinthians 9:15),
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