April 23, 2016

Today you should read: Exodus 37

Matthew Henry’s Concise Commentary:

The making of the ark, and the furniture of the tabernacle. – In the furniture of the tabernacle were emblems of a spiritual and acceptable service. The incense represented the prayers of the saints. The sacrifice of the alter represented the Lamb of God that taketh away the sins of the world. The golden pot with manna, or bread from heaven, the flesh of Jesus Christ, which he gave for the life of the world. The candlestick, with its lights, the teaching and enlightening of the Holy Spirit. The shew-bread represented that provision for those who hunger and thirst after righteousness, which the gospel, the ordinances and the sacraments of the house of prayer, abundantly bestow. The exactness of the workmen to their rule, should be followed by us; seeking for the influences of the Holy Spirit, that we may rejoice in and glorify God while in this world, and at length be with him for ever.

We may no longer follow the sacraments of the Old Testament but we do have our ways of worshiping and honoring God. Just as the priests were careful to keep the law of the Lord because of their faith in Him, we too should work hard to walk with God out of our faith and worship. Your works does not earn you favor with God, they show your love for Him!

How careful are you to read your Bible, pray, love others, sing songs or serve?

By: Chad Wiles

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Author: cpclexington

Lexington & Richmond KY

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