December 2 – Exodus 38:1-8

December 2 – Exodus 38:1-8

38 He made the altar of burnt offering of acacia wood. Five cubits was its length, and five cubits its breadth. It was square, and three cubits was its height.  2  He made horns for it on its four corners. Its horns were of one piece with it, and he overlaid it with bronze.  3  And he made all the utensils of the altar, the pots, the shovels, the basins, the forks, and the fire pans. He made all its utensils of bronze.  4  And he made for the altar a

grating, a network of bronze, under its ledge, extending halfway down.  5  He cast four rings on the four corners of the bronze grating as holders for the poles.  6  He made the poles of acacia wood and overlaid them with bronze.  7  And he put the poles through the rings on the sides of the altar to carry it with them. He made it hollow, with boards.

8  He made the basin of bronze and its stand of bronze, from the mirrors of

the ministering women who ministered in the entrance of the tent of meeting.


In all these verses we find attention to detail within the Tabernacle is very important.  What was God’s intention?  It almost seemed like He was seeking perfection?  Why?  God knows we are not perfect and are sinners saved by grace.

What can we do to draw closer to God on a daily basis?


Heavenly Father, help me to seek perfection, knowing I can’t achieve it, but that You deserve it.  Anything I do should be for You.  Help me keep my focus on the details as You would have them.  It seems so often I am seeking details that make me look good rather than focusing on what will grow me spiritually and help me show Your light.  How much time do I spend looking good on the outside with fixing my make-up and hair compared to the time I spend in Your word and talking to You and listening for Your voice?  I so often spend my time on things that don’t matter in the realm of things.  Not that they are bad things; they just aren’t important in light of so many who don’t know You.  Help me spend my time in a way that honors You.  Help me love You well.


In Jesus’ name.



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