“And Bezalel and Aholiab, and every gifted artisan in whom the LORD has put wisdom and understanding, to know how to do all manner of work for the service of the sanctuary, shall do according to all that the LORD has commanded.”
That the Creator of the universe would entrust His fallen Creature, Mankind, with the skill, wisdom and knowledge of Heaven in order to construct the Tabernacle, its objects and the Ark of the Covenant is stunning. God needs no creative help from the minds of men and women to be original or profound. So why does He entrust these forged earthly images to the talent of Man?
The subtle realities of Exodus – Deuteronomy, which we read this month, show the character of a vast, immeasurable and eternal divine mind. This mind cares deeply for His fallen. The soul of God our Father desires that the souls of His children know Him. The written law with all its stern foundational statutes and its detailed and delicate procedures should never be reduced to a blunt religious hammer to pound men and women into submission. God desires us to KNOW His Holiness…not be pounded into destruction by it.
God is the creator of the Law and the fulfiller of the same through Jesus Christ. This then should push us to search out the energy and power of this relationship between Messiah and the LAW of the LORD. I encourage you to do good! It is good to seek and learn of the nature of God’s mind through the study of His articulated Holy Law. Let us read expecting illumination of the nature of God.