Topic: Nose For Details
[DCLM Daily Manna 30 March 2019 Daily Devotional by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi]
Text: Exodus 26:1-15 (KJV)
Key Verse: “Moreover thou shalt make the tabernacle with ten curtains of fine twined linen, and blue, and purple, and scarlet: with cherubims of cunning work shalt thou make them” (Exodus 26:1).
Sir William Osler was an eminent professor of medicine at Oxford University. In demonstrating his lesson on the necessity of observing details to his eager students, he dipped a finger in a bottle containing urine and then into his mouth. He passed the bottle round and bade the students to do exactly what he did. After each of the students in turn had dipped a finger in the bottle and bravely sampled the fluid, the professor announced their failure in observation. They did not observe that he put his index finger into the bottle but his middle finger into his mouth.
God is a God of details. This is clear in our text where He gave Moses instructions regarding the making of the tabernacle. Observe the minute and accurate description given here concerning both the outer and inner aspects of the tabernacle. The inner part was to comprise ten curtains with specified length, loops and clasps. The outer coverings were to be made of goat’s skin comprising eleven curtains. A cover was also to be made to secure the tabernacle from the weather.
The specifications for the tabernacle emphasised both aesthetics and functionality. The finest materials and colours were prescribed to reflect the glory and majesty of God whose dwelling place the tabernacle represented. The house of God today should attract no less attention. The tabernacle was to be designed as a moveable structure because Israel was still journeying in the wilderness. A permanent temple was built when they eventually settled in the Promised Land. The curtains were to be embroidered with cherubim – an indication of the angelic ministry to God and His people.
In lifestyle and Christian service, we must endeavour to pay attention to details and ensure we build according to the divine pattern.
Thought For The Day: The weight of our faithfulness shows clearer on minor scales.
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