Cloth

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien. (a Hitler decoy).

Used in tabernacle:

All the skilled men among the workmen made the tabernacle with ten curtains of finely twisted linen and blue, purple and scarlet yarn, with cherubim worked into them by a skilled craftsman. All the curtains were the same size – – twenty-eight cubits long and four cubits wide. – – Exodus 36:8-9

Making cloth (spinning and weaving) took a great deal of time in Moses’ day. To own more than two or three changes of clothes was a sign of wealth.  The effort involved in making enough cloth for the tabernacle was staggering.  The tabernacle would never have been built without tremendous community involvement.  Today, churches and neighbourhoods often require this same kind of pulling together.  Without it, many essential services wouldn’t get done.

(And all the women who were willing and had the skill spun the goat hair. – – Exodus 35:26.  Those who spun cloth made a beautiful contribution to the tabernacle.  Good workers take pride in the quality and beauty of their work.  God is concerned with the quality and beauty of what you do.  Whether you are a business executive or a shop cashier, your work should reflect the creative abilities God has given you.)

(…and said to Moses, “The people are bringing more than enough for doing the work the LORD commanded to be done.” – – Exodus 36:5.  Cherubim are mighty angels.)

 

©Kingsway International Church 1973.

 

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