Exodus 36-38/2Corinthians 10-13
Oh, what a glorious life God has given!
OT – 36:1 “Bezalel, Oholiab, and the other craftsmen whom the LORD has gifted with wisdom, skill, and intelligence will construct and furnish the Tabernacle, just as the LORD has commanded.”
OT Flash Points:
Wood (perishable) covered with gold (non-perishable)
For the work of the ministry
NT – 10:7 The trouble with you is that you make your decisions on the basis of appearance. You must recognize that we belong to Christ just as much as those who proudly declare that they belong to Christ.
10:11 The ones who say this must realize that we will be just as demanding and forceful in person as we are in our letters.
12:10 Since I know it is all for Christ’s good, I am quite content with my weaknesses and with insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
NT Flash Points:
Grow up! You are so easily manipulated by pushy con-men.
The perishable (our bodies and nature) empowered for the work of the ministry by putting on the imperishable (Jesus)!
If anything brings a joyous explosion from deep inside my spirit, it is those words, “Put on!”
That means I can!
God not only gives me the prerogative to take on everything He is
But – He commands it!
Then – He also empowers me to do so!
Hot Dog! That’s good stuff!