Exodus 35: Give me all your gold


Synopsis:

Moses goes to the congregation of the willing and tells them to work only 6 days and rest of the 7th. Everyone whose heart was stirred was to bring offerings of gold, silver, linen and basically anything they had of value to Moses so a tabernacle and ark and mercy seat and altar could be built according to God’s prior specifications. Bezaleel, son of Uri son of Hur and Aholiab, son of Ahisamach of the tribe of Dan were ordered to build it all and put it all together.

In other words:

Those faithful to Moses provide the materials needed to build the tabernacle and 2 men are appointed to build it all.

Favorite bit:

(Exodus 35: 30 & 34)  I love that the workmen who oversaw the building of this are remembered by name. Bezaleel and Aholiab.

Most interesting bit:

It’s pretty clear; this wasn’t everyone in the camp. Only those whose hearts were stirred gave to build the temple. Again, it appears the tribes are not united and that while Moses might have been the leader who convinced these people to leave Egypt, he was really only in control of one faction of the group.

Moral Lesson Learned:

Do the best work you can (Exodus 35:35)