May 30, 2016: Daily Bible Reading Commentary for Exodus 37-40
Click here for the reading
Commentary: Chapters 37, 38, and part of 39, describe the building items for inside the Tabernacle. God had previously given instructions to Moses as to how every item that would be used in the Tabernacle was to be constructed. The outer court was accessible to all, while the inner Holy Place was only to be entered by the priests. The innermost room, the Holy of Holies, was where the Ark of the Covenant would reside, and could only be entered once a year by the high priest. Once the work was complete, Moses blessed and approved everything. The Tabernacle was then erected. Once the Tabernacle was completed, the Israelites were given instructions on how to travel. The Israelites were to complete rely upon the Lord.
Focus Verses: 40:36-38 The Israelites were completely reliant upon the Lord for their survival. They had no choice, but we often have a choice today. How reliant upon the Lord are you? Should you be more reliant?