"Not with eye-service, as men-pleasers, but as bondservants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart." Ephesians 6:6
Text: Exodus 38 : 1-31
SOME MORE CHALLENGING PROJECTS
The energy and the faithfulness of Bezalel must be noted and commended! Already, nine projects that must have demanded so much had already been completed. While others rested from their labors, Bezalel pressed on with the other projects.
1. Making the Altar of burnt offerings Exodus 38:1-7
2. Making the Bronze Laver Exodus 38:8
3. Making the Court of the Tabernacle Exodus 38:9-20
KEEPING OF AN INVENTORY
While all the work was going on, an inventory was carefully kept. Bezalel was ably assisted by Ithamar, son of Aaron (Exodus 38:21). Even a brief look at this inventory would tell us just how much work had gone into the construction of the Tabernacle.
1. Gold – 29 talents and 730 shekels Exodus 38:24
2. Silver – 100 talents , 1775 shekels Exodus 38:25-28
3. Bronze – 70 talents, 2400 shekels Exodus 38:29-31
CONCLUSION OF THE TABERNACLE PROJECT
We are not told just how long the entire Tabernacle project took, but we do know that the work of Bezalel and Aholiab was duly noted.
“Bezalel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah,
made all that the LORD had commanded Moses.
And with him was Aholiab the son of Ahimsamach,
of the tribe of Dan, an engraver and designer,
a weaver of blue, purple, and scarlet thread and of fine linen.”
1. Honored by name
It was high honor to have their names inscribed in the Scriptures in this manner! They were praised for the work they put in! They received this rare honor on behalf of all the people who worked alongside to complete the work of building the Tabernacle.
2. “Made all that the LORD had commanded Moses”
This short statement commends the two men for their faithful and unstinting efforts! All that the Lord had commanded Moses were fully complied with!