Jan 29 – Value of God’s Home

How blessed are you who are hungry!
for you will be filled. 
“How blessed are you who are crying now!
for you will laugh.”

One website (www.nwc.org), in 2007, estimated that at today’s rate of exchange, it would cost $10,000,000.00 (that’s ten million) dollars to build the tabernacle – in supplies alone.  To build the tabernacle, the people were told what to give and give they did.  They were actually told to stop giving, they had given enough.  In addition to the cost of the supplies, it appears to have taken the ‘skilled workers’ seven months to complete their tasks, unpaid (meaning they served as volunteers)!

This was all for a portable tent, they moved it when God told them to.  They set it up when (and where and how) God told them to.  And they carried it, when God told them to.  Think of the financial, time, and physical expense requested of those who choose to follow Him.  Would you do it?  Could you do it?  The precision with which item had to be made.  Have you ever made anything?  Does it always turn out perfect?

This story is one we believers need to use as an example that God exists.  How could mere man design, build, staff, and manage a project of this magnitude with the level of perfection required?  Something, someone, had to be intervening.  When the person giving goods thought they had no more to give, they found it; thus Moses told them to stop giving.  When the craftsman was tired, their hands weary, their backs full of pain, they continued on.  If you look at the amount of work done, how could that much be done but without help.

Lord, I pray this touches at least one  person.  I feel like I’m rambling.  Now, you who are reading this are wondering why am I writing this prayer.  I don’t really know.  Maybe to remind myself I don’t have the answers, that my work is not perfect, that I can never give too much. Maybe it is to encourage you all to write comments on these pages so we can get discussion going.  Maybe I’m just being a ditz; but in all things there is a purpose, so I guess time will tell on this one.


Published by: seekersofchrist

After a time of rest, it's time to resurrect this blog with a light on prayer and building our own personal prayer garden. A woman of faith, I want to share my personal insights into God and the Gospel in the hopes that these touch another heart, encouraging them to come to Christ.

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