Daily Bible Study

@just4him (309595)
Green Bay, Wisconsin
April 16, 2024 6:06am CST
Day 89 – Counting the Cost Exodus 38:21 This is the inventory of the tabernacle, the tabernacle of the Testimony, which was counted according to the commandment of Moses, for the service of the Levites, by the hand of Ithamar, son of Aaron the priest. 22 Bezalel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, made all that JEHOVAH had commanded Moses. 23 With him was Aholiab the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan, an engraver and designer, a weaver of blue, purple, and scarlet thread, and of fine linen. 24 All the gold used in 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. 25 And the silver from those who were numbered of the congregation was one hundred talents and one thousand seven hundred and seventy-five shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary: 26 a bekah for each man (that is, half a shekel, according to the shekel of the sanctuary), for everyone included in the numbering from twenty years old and above, for six hundred and three thousand, five hundred and fifty men. 27 And from the hundred talents of silver were cast the sockets of the sanctuary and the bases of the veil: one hundred sockets from the hundred talents, one talent for each socket. 28 Then from the one thousand seven hundred and seventy-five shekels he made hooks for the pillars, overlaid their capitals, and made bands for them. 29 The offering of bronze was seventy talents and two thousand four hundred shekels. 30 And with it he made the sockets for the door of the tabernacle of meeting, the bronze altar, the bronze grating for it, and all the utensils for the altar, 31 the sockets for the court all around, the bases for the court gate, all the pegs for the tabernacle, and all the pegs for the court all around. God’s name: JEHOVAH – Self-existent, Eternal Elohiym – Mighty God – Hebrew Theos – Mighty God – Greek Iesous – Jesus – Greek God’s character: Designer Christos – Anointed One – Greek Monies and Measures: Talent = 91 pounds troy (2639) (9100) (6370) Shekel = .364 oz. troy (265.72) (646.1) (873.6) Bekah = .182 oz. troy (603,550) = 109,846.1 or 54,923.05 Handbreadth = three inches When you build anything, you need to determine how much you will need for each part of your structure. First, you measure the length and breadth of your structure. From that you can determine everything you will need for the structure. With careful calculations, you know how many boards it will take to build your structure, down to how many nails to secure it in place. You do not guess or approximate how much you will need. When Bezalel and Oholiab finished the tabernacle, they inventoried how much materials went into building it. In the above measurements, you can see a lot of gold, silver, and brass was used in building the tabernacle. You also see the amount of money used per person. There were 603,550 men twenty years old and older which amounted to a total of 54,923.05 ounces of gold. In the parentheses above, the first is gold, the second, silver, and the third brass. Bezalel and Oholiab knew how much was needed by the careful calculations they made. With the calculations they could tell Moses when they had enough materials for building the tabernacle. Exodus 36:5 and they spoke to Moses, saying, “The people bring much more than enough for the service of the work which JEHOVAH commanded us to do.” In His parables, Iesous told the people they first sat down and counted the cost in building a building. Luke 14:28 “For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he has enough to finish it — 29 lest, after he has laid the foundation, and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him, 30 saying, ‘This man began to build and was not able to finish.’ (NKJV) When you accepted Iesous as Savior and Lord, Elohiym already knew the cost for your salvation. He determined the cost at the creation of the world. Ephesians 1:3 Blessed be the Theos and Abba of our Lord Iesous Christos, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christos, 4 just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, 5 having predestined us to adoption as sons by Iesous Christos to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, 6 to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved. Therefore, the weight of sin He carried on the cross for you was tremendous. He knew the cost and didn’t hesitate to pay it so you could have eternal life. Do you sit down and count the cost of your position in Christ? Or do you haphazardly guess at what your calling in Christ will cost you? Those who don’t count the cost appear surprised when more is asked of them than they calculated. The only way to count the cost is to read and study your Bible daily. When you do, you will know the cost of discipleship in Jesus Christ. You won’t guess at the cost any more than Bezalel and Oholiab did when they counted everything for the measurement of the tabernacle and the furniture required for it. They were exact. You need to know what your calling will cost you. It could cost you your life. Let’s pray: Father, Your Son paid a tremendous amount for my life on the cross. Help me to know the cost of what You called me to do for You in the body of Christ. Let me not hesitate to do the work of the ministry but continue in my calling until You call me home. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen. Copyright © 16 April 2024 by Valerie Routhieaux The image belongs to me.
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@LindaOHio (159659)
• United States
17 Apr
Wow! That's a lot of gold. Thank you for today's Bible study; and have a blessed day.
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@just4him (309595)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
17 Apr
Yes, it was a lot of gold. You're welcome. Have a blessed day too. Thank you.
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@just4him (309595)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
18 Apr
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@LindaOHio (159659)
• United States
17 Apr
@just4him Thank you very much. You're welcome.
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@innertalks (21230)
• Australia
16 Apr
That is a lot of gold, and the Tabernacle would be worth billions today. I guess that was like a moving Temple, but when Solomon constructed his more permanent temple, the Tabernacle was no longer required.
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@just4him (309595)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
17 Apr
No, it wasn't. When Solomon built the temple, there was even more gold used in its construction. Have a blessed day.
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@innertalks (21230)
• Australia
17 Apr
@just4him The gold in the Temple would have been an attraction for marauders, and people wanting to steal gold from it. A future Egyptian Pharoah was so tempted, and looted most of the treasures, and gold, from the temple, as described in 1 Kings, chapter 14, verses 25 & 26.
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@just4him (309595)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
17 Apr
@innertalks Yes, they stole from the temple when the Israelites went into captivity.
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