Exodus Chapter 31
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6 And I, behold, I have given with him Aholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan: and in the hearts of all that are wise hearted I have put wisdom, that they may make all that I have commanded thee;
13 Speak thou also unto the children of Israel, saying, Verily my sabbaths ye shall keep: for it is a sign between me and you throughout your generations; that ye may know that I am the LORD that doth sanctify you.
14 Ye shall keep the sabbath therefore; for it is holy unto you: every one that defileth it shall surely be put to death: for whosoever doeth any work therein, that soul shall be cut off from among his people.
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Matthew Henry's Exodus Chapter 31 Bible commentary...
Bezaleel and Aholiab are appointed and qualified for the work of the tabernacle. (1-11) The observance of the sabbath. (12-17) Moses receives the tables of the law. (18)1-11 The Israelites, who had been masons and bricklayers in Egypt, were not qualified for curious workmanship; but the Spirit who gave the apostles utterance in divers tongues, miraculously gave Bezaleel and Aholiab the skill that was wanting. The honour which comes from God, is always attended with a work to be done; to be employed for God is high honour. Those whom God calls to any service, he will find or make fit for it. The Lord gives different gifts to different persons; let each mind his proper work, diligently remembering that whatever wisdom any one possesses, the Lord put it in the heart, to do his commandments.
12-17 Orders were now given that a tabernacle should be set up for the service of God. But they must not think that the nature of the work, and the haste that was required, would justify them in working at it on sabbath days. The Hebrew word /shabath/ signifies rest, or ceasing from labour. The thing signified by the sabbath is that rest in glory which remains for the people of God; therefore the moral obligation of the sabbath must continue, till time is swallowed up in eternity.
18 The law was written in tables of stone, to show how lasting it is: to denote likewise the hardness of our hearts; one might more easily write on stone, than write any thing good on our corrupt natural hearts. It was written with the finger of God; by his will and power. God only can write his law in the heart: he gives a heart of flesh; then, by his Spirit, which is the finger of God, writes his will in the heart, #2Co 3:3|.
Macka's Exodus Chapter 31 comment on 4/26/2013, 4:23pm...
Please note that the children of Israel were not even near being in existence when God created the Sabbath.
Macka's Exodus Chapter 31 comment on 4/26/2013, 4:22pm...
Folks, please note that the Sabbath is the seventh day of the week -SATURDAY and NOT Sunday. Sunday is the first day of the week and therefore not sacred. This day (Sunday) of sacredness has been put forward by the Catholic Church as a mark of their authority to act on the behalf of GOD (which is not so)and therefore false. God rested on the seventh day (Saturday) not because he was tired, but to set an example for us and reserved it as a day for us to meet and spend time with him leaving our cares for a while and rest both body and mind. Please research it in history and you will see that Constantine the emperor of Rome did this and searh the Catholic Catechisms - they don't deny it, instead they boast about it. They will tell you that all Sunday observers are just cheap Catholics etc etc etc.
Peace be to you all and GOD the Father, Jesus the Son and the Blessed Holy Spirit be with you all.
Peter's Exodus Chapter 31 comment on 2/08/2013, 7:52am...
I am confused. If I go McDonalds on Sunday, does that mean the person who makes my Big Mac is going to hell ? I would feel very guilty if that is true.
Peter's Exodus Chapter 31 comment on 11/02/2012, 8:36am...
Last Sunday I saw my neighbor Jim pruning some trees in his back yard. Concerned for his soul, I went over with my Bible and tried to explain that the Lord doesn't want him to work on the Sabbath and that he is at risk of being put to death. Instead of being grateful, he threw a branch at me, called me crazy and threw me off of his property. I went home and prayed for him.
Enock Ondieki's Exodus Chapter 31 comment on 6/18/2012, 7:50am...
Sabbath is one of the qualification to the soon coming city of Jerusalem
Rosemarie's Exodus Chapter 31 comment on 3/01/2012, 9:38am...
I like this part
12 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
13 Speak thou also unto the children of Israel, saying, Verily my sabbaths ye shall keep: for it [is] a sign between me and you throughout your generations; that [ye] may know that I [am] the LORD that doth sanctify you.
14 Ye shall keep the sabbath therefore; for it [is] holy unto you: every one that defileth it shall surely be put to death: for whosoever doeth [any] work therein, that soul shall be cut off from among his people.
15 Six days may work be done; but in the seventh [is] the sabbath of rest, holy to the LORD: whosoever doeth [any] work in the sabbath day, he shall surely be put to death.
16 Wherefore the children of Israel shall keep the sabbath, to observe the sabbath throughout their generations, [for] a perpetual covenant.
17 It [is] a sign between me and the children of Israel for ever: for [in] six days the LORD made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed.
God had set an example for his people and we ought to follow else we will be put to DEATH
R. J. Mayberry's Exodus Chapter 31 comment on 2/11/2011, 10:42am...
It is interesting to me that, although I know that God does not sleep or become weary, Exodus 31:17 plainly says in the KJV and in many other translations that He was refreshed. This implies to me a period of "unrefreshment" or a stage of incompleteness in the Eternal God. I think in order to keep with the nature of God, the Basic English Bible and the Darby Translation render it best in reading, "He took His rest and had pleasure in it." This way, there is not the slightest implication that God needed to be refreshed, only that he took pleasure and satisfaction in inventing a day of rest, not only for Himself, but also for the benefit of people, chiefly at this time, His chosen people.
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