I would have loved to see what the ephod looked like. From the reading it sounds beautiful. The Lord wanted the Israelites and the priest to remember what he had done. Very specific!
1) I noticed that God did not ask Aaron, and his sons if they wanted to minister to him, it was a command.
2) God expects us to be obedient to every word that he says. It is for our own good.
3) God provided the children of Israel with what they needed to carry out his will.
4) The children of Israel showed very little patience ,with God.
5) God is an emotional God.
God commanded that the rich shall not give more & the poor shall not give less.
God instructed Isreal to rest on the Sabbath & worship God’s goodness.
The Israelites gave credit to an idol for bring them out of Egypt. They forgot or ignored all that God did at the Red Sea. So glad God put His word n our hearts. So we would not forget.
Israelites were a stiff neck Ppl. 32:14. The Lord repented of the evil which he thought to do unto his ppl. 32:26-27. Ultimatum from Moses. Who wants to be on the Lords side. The wrath of God. 3,000 died that day. Moses broke the tablets. God remade them.
Just as the people of Israel forgot that God (through Moses) had brought them out of Egypt and across the Red Sea on dry land and gave credit to a golden calf made my man’s hand. 3,000 souls died because they forgot. We continue to have stiff-necked people in the 21st century. We forget about what God has brought us through.
Inspired by Sunday’s lesson, today’s reading was I Corinthians 13. My takeaway: True love will never fail you nor those you give it to–be it thru a brief encounter, or one that lasts a lifetime. It’s the motivating force behind every act God has ever done for His people…making it no wonder that it would be the greatest act that His people could ever show another person. If we could ever learn to truly move “self” out of the way–BEFORE every moment we speak, and BEFORE every action we take–and fill that space with “desire to love like God”… With just that one little tweak:
*Our physical health would be better.
*Our mental health would be better.
*Our relationships within our family would be better.
*Our relationships within The Church would be better.
*Our interactions with co-workers would be better.
*Our personal thoughts would be better.
*Our dreams would be better.
*Our sleep would be better.
*Our finances would be better.
*Our acts of benevolence would increase.
*Our number of personal Bible studies with others would increase.
*Our number of souls we’ve personally helped bring into The Church would increase.
*Our stress levels would decrease.
*Our headaches would decrease.
*Our negativity would decrease.
*Our personal debts would decrease.
*Our time we waste each day would decrease.
*Our peace within and around us would increase.
*Our patience with others and ourselves would increase.
*Our laughter would increase.
*Our lives would simply be better.
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