Exodus Chapter 35 Discussion

  • GiGi on Exodus 35 - 1 year ago
    Exodus 35 continued.

    The Holy Spirit fills Bezalel with His Presence and with the wisdom, understanding, knowledge, skills, and ability to design and to teach others to perform all of these tasks. Bezalel was already a skilled craftsman, but God made sure that he had all the skills needed to be the one who superintended all of the workmanship done by many members of the tribe.

    God not only allowed the Israelites to have acquired all of the metals before leaving Egypt, but also supplied the wood and badgers from the wilderness and the goats and rams from their flocks, but also supernaturally supplied the skills and abilities to design, plan, teach, and execute the making of all the things for the tabernacle, tent of meeting, and priestly garments.

    This work seems to be quite monumental in scope. I wonder how long it took to complete everything? But I guess that there were over a million people, so with most of them doing tasks, it may have not taken very long. It is interesting that it seems that the Israelites were all of one mind and heart in this endeavor. This work must have been very unifying for them. A hands-on, practical way to work in one accord for the sake of YHWH. So much different than their work on the golden calf! God did not supernaturally help them with that! But with this work, He did give them over and above what they knew to do.

    This reminds me that when we are called to a certain aspect of ministry, it is amazing how God brings out of us so much more than what we normally possessed prior to this ministry. So glad He does this.
  • GiGi on Exodus 35 - 1 year ago
    Exodus 35

    This chapter opens with Moses instructing the Israelites in the words YHWH commanded them to do. The first command concerns the Sabbath-work 6 days and rest from work on the 7th, even kindling a fire. This 7th day is considered a holy day, not a "goof off" day. They are to rest "to the LORD" I wonder what that means? Those who break the Sabbath command are to be put to death. With such a dire punishment, it must have driven home to the Israelites the need to take God's commands seriously and soberly. Would they be willing to put to death those who broke the Sabbath rest?

    Next, Moses speaks of the offering for the Tabernacle. It was to be given from a willing heart. The people were asked to give their silver, gold, and bronze. These were likely objects made with these metals. I am sure they did not have stashes of bars of these metals. Most likely, many of these objects were household idols brought from Egypt. Would they be willing to give up these idols for YHWH? They were asked to bring blue, purple, and scarlet thread, fine linen, and goats hair. Also, ram's skins dyed red, and badger skins. They were to bring acacia wood (which grew natively in this wilderness). And oil and spices were for light, incense, and anointing oil. Also, onyx stones and all the stones to be set in the ephod and in the breastplate. All of these items were described and their uses explained to Moses on the mountain beforehand.

    Next, Moses called on all who were gifted artisans to come forward and use their skills to make from these supplies what God had shown Moses on the mountain for the tabernacle, its tent, and court. Also, the garments for the Aaron and his sons, the priests.

    Everyone departed from Moses and gathered up what they were to freely bring to Moses for these things. It says that those whose hearts were stirred and whose spirits were willing. Here the Holy Spirit is working in these people and they followed Him.
  • Williamlegon - In Reply on Exodus 35 - 1 year ago
    They are at the torn of Grace
  • Commandments - In Reply on Exodus 35 - 1 year ago
    John 13, spoken by Jesus

    34 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.

    35 By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.

    I was taught at Church that if we obey these 2 commandments, that we'd fulfill all the commandments in Exodus.

    But I wonder sometimes how easy it is to put other "gods" before God. (Priority-wise)

    Our kids pick up on that.
  • Chris - In Reply on Exodus 35 - 1 year ago
    Hello Breeni. If you're wanting to see them in the Bible, then in Exodus 20:1-17, you will the full list. Otherwise, the actual hand-written tablets of stone written by the Finger of God ( Exodus 31:18), was last seen placed in the Ark of the Covenant, located in the Tabernacle or Temple ( Deuteronomy 10:1-5).
  • Brenni Veit on Exodus 35 - 1 year ago
    WHERE are the actual 10 Commandments? I know I have seen them!

    Brenni Veit
  • Douglas on Exodus 35 - 2 years ago
    What is meant by number 3? "Ye shall kindle no fire throughout your habitations in the Sabbath day"
  • Charles R Peek - In Reply on Exodus 35:22 - 3 years ago
    Don't let anyone judge you; you are the only one one earth, YOU. Colossians 2:16 "Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days:" If you have believed the Gospel that Paul preached in 1st Corinthians 15:3,4, you have the righteousness of Christ. Romans 3:22 "Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:" Plus: all your past sins, present sins, and future sins were forgiven when you believe the Gospel. Did you believe this Gospel? 1 Corinthians 15:3-4 "For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; 4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:" If you did believe that, you are Perfect, Colossians 2:10 "And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:" Sins are not imputed once you are saved, but righteousness is; Romans 4:23-24 "Now it was not written for his sake alone, that it was imputed to him; 24 But for us also, to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe on him that raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead;" Let me hear from you.
  • Chris - In Reply on Exodus 35:22 - 3 years ago
    Are you hearing this from those who are quoting 1 Peter 3:3? If so, I don't believe that this is a correct interpretation of Scripture. Peter was speaking about those women (wives) who put much emphasis on the way their cut & wore their hair, wearing of jewellery, or desiring the finest of clothing. Rather, he says, that their holy, godly lives, coupled with a meek & quiet spirit, will speak in greater volume of the 'real woman', than an outward display of themselves (& that in some cases, are meant to be a distraction from what may be missing inwardly).

    So please continue to wear your wedding ring, showing to all, the band of gold that speaks of the great love & commitment you have only to each other, in the Lord, till death separates you. But if their accusations against you get too much, leave them & find a Fellowship where the Word of God is preached & practised. I know of some in the Brethren who remove all their jewellery & put on that special pious appearance for their Assembly meetings, but revert back to their former selves once outside the doors.
  • Peggy henre on Exodus 35:22 - 3 years ago
    I have been told I am less of a Christian because I wear my wedding ring is this true?
  • PEGGY Henre on Exodus 35:22 - 3 years ago
    I wear a wedding ring dies that make me less a Christian?
  • Eric on Exodus 35 - 3 years ago
    why is this the same read as a previous chapter? To remind us? A re-telling as we now know what God wanted for the tabernacle and it should make more sense now as we re-read this telilng?
  • Stanjett - In Reply on Exodus 35 - 4 years ago
    By faith are you saved. Not of yourselves but it is a gift of God. confess your sins and ask for forgiveness and you will be saved.
  • Stanjett - In Reply on Exodus 35 - 4 years ago
    The law was a school master to bring us to Jesus. Since his death and resurrection we are no longer under the law but under the law of grace.
  • Maddog on Exodus 35 - 6 years ago
  • A disciple on Exodus 35 - 6 years ago
    Beth; Jesus cancelled our debt PAID IN FULL by His own blood! Thanks to Jesus we are forgiven and saved from our sins, reconciled to God and accepted for His sake! Amen! That much is perfect and complete, YES! But we have our part to do as well, to show ourselves worthy of by a manner of life reflecting that grace. Not the hearers are justified, but the doers of the Word shall be the overcomers!
  • Beth on Exodus 35 - 6 years ago
    I believe some need to realize that Jesus fully canceled our sin debt. Repenting, believing, receiving faith from God in Jesus and being sealed by the Holy Spirit until the day of Redemption is a Finished work...Finished by Jesus death, burial and resurrection. We are Christians.
  • Jess on Exodus 35 - 7 years ago
    you must first keep his laws statutes and commandments that have not been done away and you have a CHANCE to be saved because even when you are keeping all these things its still not a promise read the whole bible from beginning to end and stop taking what you want from it and take it in as a whole like he tells you
  • Sandy on Exodus 35 - 7 years ago
    Madamm chairman There is more to it then Just asking for forgiveness. You must become Christ-like. If you believe then you follow Christ example and live as Christ did.
    Romans 10:9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
  • Madamm chairman on Exodus 35 - 8 years ago
    When we ask God for forgiveness.we are saved. Romans chapter 10 verse 9
  • Mathews on Exodus 35 - 8 years ago
    Is it under the law or under grace? All human race, since the fall, have lived under grace. And this is exhibited by the fact that though sin abounded from generation to generation grace also abounded. If man could be left under the law, no one could live, for the broken law demands the life of the transgressor. God has provided us a way to life, we who deserve death because we are all sinners and
  • Dewey J on Exodus 35 - 8 years ago
    Letty, amen what you said is Scriptural therefore is true. May I add regardless of weather we appreciate Christ 's sacrifical death for us or not his sacrifice and resurrection for mankind will not be in vain. Though it might be in vain to the sinner who fail to appreciate it many of us will still be saved and make it home weather paradise on earth or heaven. God bless us all and in the understanding of his Word. Praise Jehovah in the highest through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen!
  • Letty on Exodus 35 - 9 years ago
    Moses law is basically all the sacrificial offerings that were done at certain times of the year. All these offering had to be done until Jesus the messiah came n laid down his life for us... GOD commandments still are in effect they r eternal . Exodus 20 . When Jesus laid down his life for us that ended Moses sacrificial law. No more animals needed to be slain. The Sins we commit today we need to repent n learn to stop so that our lords death will not be in vain .Hope you were blessed by what you have read. Always pray on it n ask if this is true...
  • Rejoice on Exodus 35 - 10 years ago
    If the children of Israel were living under the law, how about us nowadays, of course we are under grace, however if are under the you are restricted, so now where children of God must also live righteous. Please help to explain the law of Moses n under grace living
  • Joyce Hutto on Exodus 35 - 11 years ago
    We must remember that the children of Israel were living under the law at that time. Due to their disobedience,God had instructed Moses to keep the Letter of the Law and yes ,this meant an actual death.

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