Daily Devotions


Day 345

"And also on My menservants and on My maidservants I will pour out My Spirit in those days" Joel 2:29

Text: Exodus 36 : 3, 5


The work of constructing the Tabernacle was now organized. The organizational structure was simple and straight forward.

1. At the apex

Moses continued to be the person who was overall in charge. He represented the Lord!

2. Bezalel and Aholiab

They were the supervisors. However, they were also directly involved in the work of designing and crafting the different articles needed for the Tabernacle.

3. The gifted artisans

These gave strong support to Bezalel and Aholiab.

4. The congregation of Israel

These were important too! Their support was needed if the Tabernacle was to be done according to God’s specifications.


Many wanted to do their part in supporting the Tabernacle project. It would take many days before all could bring their gifts to Moses. And as the gifts poured in, so Moses made sure that they were correctly distributed to the various artisans.

“And they received from Moses all the offering
which the children of Israel had brought for the work
of the service of making the sanctuary. So they continued
bringing to him freewill offerings every morning.”
EXODUS 36: 3

What a moving scene that must have been! Many gave because they wanted to do that! They would be aware that all were commanded to give so that the sanctuary, the Tabernacle could be built. The freewill offering represented love gifts from the heart. These were not gifts God had commanded! Some were on-off gifts. Others were “repeat-gifts”. Most importantly, all were “free-will offerings”.


With this kind of support, it was no wonder that soon the artisans received more than enough! They came to Moses to report on the support they had received. Their work would be impeded if they had to stop every so often to receive more offerings from their generous donors.

“The people bring much more than enough for the service
of the work which the LORD commanded us to do.”