Exegetical Notes: Exodus 39:42-43; 40:1-4; 34-35

39:42 According to all that the Lord had commanded Moses, so the people of Israel had done all the work.

“Israel had done” -An obvious emphasis at the conclusion of chapter 39. 3 times within the last two verses it is noted that Israel had completed (“done”)the task of building the tabernacle and all of it’s components. Moses’ inspection of the work insured that it wasn’t simply finished, but that it was finished well (See note on v. 43).

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Exegetical Notes: Exodus 25:1-9; 31:1-6

25 The Lord said to Moses,

A frequently repeated phrase throughout the book of Exodus. It highlights both the authority of Moses to lead as well as his role as God’s authentic messenger to the nation.

“Speak to the people of Israel, that they take for me a contribution. From every man whose heart moves him you shall receive the contribution for me.

“a contribution” -God gives instruction to Moses to begin assembling the raw materials needed to construct the tabernacle of the Lord. Remember, in the request for a contribution, Israel would be giving largely from the spoils God recently supplied the nation as they departed Egypt (Exodus 12:36).

APP: God ultimately provides all that is needed to accomplish those tasks to which He has called His people.

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