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As we read through this chapter, we are easily reminded of three lessons in our not so distant past. First of all, this chapter continues to be full of obedience. The items for worship are made as God desires. They aren’t improved upon. They aren’t casually made. They are made to God’s standard with precision and accuracy. There is joy in this kind of obedience.
Second, you will notice that the implements that are made are all made with rings and poles. They are made for movement. God mission is a mobile mission. We are to follow God wherever he goes.
Third, notice that the poles are overlaid with gold. They are overlaid with gold to help keep them intact and unaffected by the weather and time. Not only is God’s mission on the move, but it is always on the move. It is always moving and shifting to wherever there is a heart and a place that is open to Him. God wants us to be prepared to join Him now, tomorrow, and deep into the future. Our commitment to Him is lifelong, even generational. God’s work will continue long after the death of the workmen who fashioned these things and the people who donated the material resources.