Friday, July 22, 2011

Bible Study: Coming Out Of Bondage - Exodus - Chapter 40

Please forgive this rough draft format, as these are my raw study notes on the book of Exodus. I felt a great sense of urgency to publish them rather than waiting until I had the time to pretty them up. Thank you and I pray that God blesses you through this material.


Take a few minutes to savor Exodus Chapter 40. Then return here and ponder the thoughts, answer the questions, and be sure to leave comments about your own revelations…

40:1 – the tabernacle was set up on the first day of the first month.

40:3 – the ark of the Testimony was put in place and the curtain shielding it.

40:4 – the table was put into place with everything on it and all its articles. Then the lampstand was put into place and its lamps were set up.

40:5 – the altar of incense was set up in front of the ark of the Testimony and the curtain entrance to the tent of meeting was set up.

40:6 – the altar of burnt offering was set up.

40:7 – the basin was set up and filled with water.

40:8 – the courtyard curtains were put up.

40:9 – the anointing oil was used to anoint the tabernacle and everything in it.

40:10 – the altar of burnt offering and its utensils were anointed.

40:11 – the basin and its stand were anointed.

40:12 – Aaron and his sons were washed with water.

40:13 – Aaron was dressed and anointed.

40:14 – Aaron’s sons were dressed in tunics.

40:17-33 – Moses set up the tabernacle completely. Imagine what the Holy Place would look like based on the description of the furniture and the curtains. Remember that there are lamps burning. Take a moment to savor the sights, smells, sound and feel of this room! Why don’t you jot down in your journal a few things that impact you about what you experienced.

40:17 – What significance does this date have? The tabernacle was completed one year after the Israelites left Egypt.

40:34-38 – Do you watch and wait on the Lord as Israel did? How can you do this better? Write a prayer of commitment to God promising to wait on Him either with a big decision or in daily life. Be specific.

What attributes of God have you observed in your study today? How will this change your relationship with Him?

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