Exodus 40:16 Thus did Moses: according to all that the LORD commanded him, so did he.
Some people just hate it when they are told what they are to do. It ruffles their feathers if you do not say, “would you PLEASE do this or PLEASE do that.” Yet, if what they are begin asked to do is already part of their job description, should someone who is their boos need to say PLEASE? As if, when being paid to do that job they really had a choice in the matter, that is if they plan to continue to be paid. I know, “please,” sounds more polite. However, is a boss really asking would you like to do this or that? NO. Usually they are saying is, this is what needs to be done and I am directing you to that position. If you say no or you do not do it, then the boss is the one with the choice, keep you, or let you go. Your only real choice was obeying or disobeying.
Obedience usually brings with it a sense of trust and faith in you as a worker. That trust in you may often lead to advancements of pay or position. When we read the 40th chapter of Exodus, repeatedly we read the phrase “as the LORD commanded Moses.” In today’s verse, we find Moses did exactly as the LORD commanded. Later, in Exodus 40:33, it says, “So Moses finished the work.” What do you think happened when Moses finished the work? The LORD did what He said He would do. He filled the tabernacle and dwelt among them. When the Children of Israel were obedient, they received the rewards of obedience.
I know sometimes as we read our Bibles and see all the things that God desires of us as separated Christians we may want to rebel. Sometimes it looks like the world is having so much fun and we just want to be part of it. However, if we will be obedient to the Word of God, then we are now, and will in the future be rewarded. Rewarded with God’s presence and blessing abiding with us daily. Sin is only fun for a season, and then eventually brings sorrow in its wake. Obedience to God and His Word is rewarded for eternity.
THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
Exodus 39-40 / Psalm 42 / Proverbs 16 / Luke 8
THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Leviticus 1-3 / Matthew 26:26-56
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… and the Word of God into people.”
Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director