The house has been crazy all morning. Your littles thought today would be a great day to “do crafts” while you were taking 5 minutes to jump in the shower. But, your 5-minute reprieve turned into an hour long scrubbing glue and googling ‘hacks to clean up all the glitter.’
But nevermind that right now. They are napping. Hallelujah! You have your coffee in hand and Bible open. Deep breath. It’s time to fill up, so you can pour out once again. You open up to today’s Scripture reading—Exodus 40.
Then the Lord said to Moses: “Set up the tabernacle, the tent of meeting,on the first day of the first month. Place the ark of the covenant law in it and shield the ark with the curtain. Bring in the table and set out what belongs on it. Then bring in the lampstand and set up its lamps. Place the gold altar of incense in front of the ark of the covenant law and put the curtain at the entrance to the tabernacle.
“Place the altar of burnt offering in front of the entrance to the tabernacle, the tent of meeting; place the basin between the tent of meeting and the altar and put water in it. Set up the courtyard around it and put the curtain at the entrance to the courtyard. Exodus 40:1-9
Say what? What could you possibly glean from reading about the making of the tabernacle? This is not going to help you when you’re about to lose your patience or when you need to choose kind words over snarky sarcasm. Awesome.
So what now?