Monday, January 17, 2011

God of Detail

Bill Rice Ranch - First Light Devotionals 

Exodus 37:17  "And he made the candlestick of pure gold: of beaten work made he the candlestick; his shaft, and his branch, his bowls, his knops, and his flowers, were of the same:"


It would be interesting to travel back in time and see the way things looked one hundred or one thousand years ago.  There are entire historical civilizations in which the "looks" of the people and their structures are still mysteries to us!  What about the candlestick in the tabernacle?  What did it look like?  I know that was the first thing on your mind this morning!


Exodus chapter 37 has great detail about what the candlestick looked like.  This detail may seem like more information than you wanted to know, but it is not more than God wanted you to know about the candlestick.  There are no filler passages in the Bible!  God is not a disinterested God; He is keenly aware of what is going on.  God is interested in detail.  The best some archaeologists can do today is piece together pieces of rubble from an ancient civilization.  Yet we have chapters of intricate details about the tabernacle from God Himself!


God is interested in detail, and He has clearly spoken in His Word.  He was interested in the details of worship in Exodus, and He is interested in how we worship today.  When it comes to the worship of God, it is not left up to us or our culture to decide what is right.  God has an opinion, and what He says about worship is vitally important.  You can take heart in the fact that God does care about the details, but be reminded that the details He has given are absolutely important.


Not only is God interested in the details, He is also interested in people.  We know more about an engraver named Aholiab than we know about some kings and kingdoms!  God knows and is more concerned about the worship of one engraver than He is about some earthly empire.  He is interested in detail, and He is interested in people.  He is interested in you.


God is not some great clockmaker that wound up the world and then let it go.  No sir!  He created the world from nothing, and He is keenly interested in the details about it.  God will not physically come down and work at your job today.  He is interested in what you do with the responsibility He has entrusted to you.  God is a God of detail, and He has an opinion about your day.  Find out what He has said in His Word and then get busy with the details!  



Prayer Requests
1. Service tonight in Corinth, MS
2. January Sign Language School this week

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