Day 45: Painstaking Detail

14 Feb, 2015

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Saturday, February 14th, 2015
CityLight Church’s One Year Bible Reading Plan
Exodus 37:1-38:31
Matthew 28:1-20
Psalm 34:11-22
Proverbs 9:9-10
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Commentary from Pastor Mike White:

There were three bowls made like almond blossoms… – Ex 37:19

God communicated the exact specifications of every article in the tabernacle to Moses in Exodus 25. Then, in Exodus 37, the exact same specifications are repeated. Why would God include them twice?

In Exodus 25, God is communicating His plans to Moses. In Exodus 37, the craftsmen are building according to those same plans, in painstaking detail. This is intentionally included to dictate that acting on a word from God is just as necessary as hearing a word from God. Execution is just as necessary as receipt!

We all want to hear a word from Heaven. But that word will do no good if we’re not willing to walk it out. God can tell us to move heaven and earth in His name, but if we sit on our hands, nothing will be moved.

When we ask God for a word, He will deliver in His timing. We must be ready to act on it when it comes!

Then Jesus answered and said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father do; for whatever He does, the Son also does in like manner.” – Jn 5:19


Father, prepare my heart to move when You call me into action! I will wait on Your word. When I hear Your voice, I will be ready to see Your instructions to completion!