For many of us, reading the second half of the Book of Exodus is challenging. It is full of details and can be repetitious. So we might be inclined to speed through these chapters or even skip over them. But we have to resist this urge and instead consider why God gave them to us. What is He wanting to communicate in this large section of Exodus? The answer is found in the very thing that makes us stumble: the preciseness of the details.
As we read of a table being made (37:10-16), it is noteworthy that God didn’t just command His people to make a table. He prescribed the size, the materials, and even the intricate details of the table. In doing so, He expressed two things. First, that worship of Him is serious business. We are not to approach a holy God lightly. God takes His worship seriously, and we should too. And second, the same care for details that God expressed here is given to us as well. God cares no less for the small, seemingly trivial details of our lives than He did for the tabernacle. Knowing this doesn’t make sections like this easier to read, but it at least helps us appreciate them.
What “small” details of your life do you need to trust that God knows and cares about?