The Gold Came From Egypt

Read the Bible in a year chronologically by reading Exodus 37 and 38 today.
A large amount of gold was used in the construction of the Tabernacle and its furnishings. Moses wrote, “All the gold that was used in all the work of the holy place, that is, the gold of the offering, was twenty-nine talents and seven hundred and thirty shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary” (Exodus 38:24). Yet, the Israelites had been slaves. How did they get gold?
Before they left Egypt, God told them to ask for gold, silver, and other things from the Egyptians and they gave it to the Israelites. Israelites may have put the Tabernacle together, but they used Egyptian gold.
This foreshadowed the work of two peoples in the church of our Lord. He used Israelites to begin the church, but He has used Gentiles, which would be Egyptians and all others, to erect the church into the beautiful structure in the spirit that it is.
Is it not marvelous how wonderful our God is? Can you think of other wonderful things He has done?

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Don Ruhl

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