The priestly garment? Didn’t we already cover this in Exodus 28? This is another reason Christians don’t read the Bible. Too much repetition and too much repetition of the boring, non-important stuff.
“They also made sacred garments for Aaron, as the Lord commanded Moses.” – Exodus 39:1
God may not be worried about helping those deeply suffering, but He’s definitely concerned that Moses and Aaron dress well. The next 40+ verses focus on how to build more stuff.
“Moses inspected the work and saw that they had done it just as the Lord had commanded. So Moses blessed them.” – Exodus 39:43
The people are blessed by Moses, but only after they build all of the stuff God asks to be built down to very detailed specifications. God’s love, with strings attached.
Coming Soon: Exodus – Chapter 40: Setting Up the Tabernacle
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Right now I’m in a stretch of several Bible chapters that say nothing more than instructions on how to build stuff. I’m sorry, but remember I didn’t write this book! 🙂 I could skip these chapters, but it my goal to write about EVERY chapter in the Bible. Regardless of how boring and meaningless the chapter is, I will have, at the very least, a short statement on it.
“They built the altar of burnt offering of acacia wood, three cubits high; it was square, five cubits long and five cubits wide.” – Exodus 38:1
That does it for Exodus 38. More instructions on building stuff, including an altar, a washbasin, and a courtyard, followed by a list of materials used. Do the Israelites really need instructions on how to build a washbasin? God ignores suffering people over and over, but makes sure He has time to send down instructions on how to build a washbasin?
Coming Soon: Exodus – Chapter 39: The Priestly Garments
Exodus 36 including instructions from God on how to build a tabernacle. Will Exodus 37 be more exciting and offer something of worth? Let’s find out.
“Bezalel made the ark of acacia wood—two and a half cubits long, a cubit and a half wide, and a cubit and a half high.” – Exodus 37:1
Doesn’t look like it.
And with that I’m going to end my discussion on this chapter. There’s little else of worth. There are instructions on how to build a table and a lampstand if you’re really interested. I’ve said it before and I’ve said it again. How is the Bible considered the most important book in all of human history when it includes so much worthless stuff such as this? No wonder Christians don’t read it!
Coming Soon: Exodus – Chapter 38: The Altar of Burnt Offering
Today I return to the New Testament for this week’s crazy Bible verse.
“Anyone who divorces his wife and marries another woman commits adultery, and the man who marries a divorced woman commits adultery.” – Luke 16:18
This clearly states there is no good reason for a divorce. It doesn’t matter if you were forced into the marriage by society or if you don’t love each other anymore. Divorce is wrong! To marry someone else after getting divorced or to marry a divorced woman is to commit adultery and that is against one of the ten commandments.
I know many, many Christians who are divorced and re-married and personally, I think that’s perfectly fine! I have no problems with Christians re-marrying after a divorce. I want them to live a happy life and if re-marrying leads to happiness then so be it. What upsets me is when Christians use other parts of the Bible to condemn other acts they disagree with. Gay marriage is the perfect example. The Bible says gay marriage is wrong and committing homosexual acts is wrong. Therefore it’s breaking the fabric of society to let the gays marry. WTF?!?!?! Gay marriage is wrong, but you divorcing 4 times is okay? Not according to Luke 16:18.
This is exactly what Kim Davis in Kentucky is doing. Apparently her being on her 4th husband is okay in the eyes of God, but two gay men or gay women marrying is the equivalent of Satan taking over the world. Sigh.
In the last chapter of Exodus we learned that even if Christians don’t take the Sabbath seriously, God takes it very seriously. Exodus 36 brings us some information on the tabernacle.
“They received from Moses all the offerings the Israelites had brought to carry out the work of constructing the sanctuary. And the people continued to bring freewill offerings morning after morning.” – Exodus 36:3
Who’s funding this sanctuary for God? The poor. God has commanded everyone, including the poor, to contribute, but the poor are the least able to contribute. The poor are punished by God. If God is truly all-powerful, He has the ability to provide the materials for the sanctuary, but He doesn’t. He commands the poor to help provide the materials.
That does it for Exodus 36. The chapter goes on to describe the exact details (dimensions, materials, etc.) of the tabernacle. There’s no need to bore you with that, but it continues to make one wonder why God spends all this time on instructions to build stuff than actually helping the people.
Coming Soon: Exodus – Chapter 37: The Ark
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