Notes: March 12, 2008 – Exodus 35 & 36

How was the tabernacle construction and operation financed?

I. The seventh-day sabbath was to pass without any labor; even the kindling of fires at home was forbidden and considered to be a capital offense (Exodus 35:1-3).

II. A long list of items required for the tabernacle was presented to the people; and men gave as they were willing (Exodus 35:4-29).

III. The two artisans who supervised the construction are introduced again (Exodus 35:30-35; Exodus 36:1-4).

IV. So generous were the people that the collection had to be halted (Exodus 36:5-7)

V. The curtains, coverings, veil and other soft goods are described along with their supporting frames (Exodus 36:8-38)


Meditation Points:

  1. Who would think that striking a match would be a violation of the Sabbath? No, we would not know sin if God had not revealed it to us (Romans 7:7).
  2. Why are there poor churches? Is it often because of the miserliness of its parishioners?  God loves a cheerful giver (2 Corinthians 9:7).
  3. The artisans knew how much material was required to build the tabernacle; and they were not greedy to ask for more than they needed.