As we have seen, God was precise in giving directions for the construction of the tabernacle, which, at least in part, revealed His character. But attention to details did not end with God; He held His people to the same standard as they constructed the tabernacle. This was why Moses inspected the work before the project was declared officially over. He wanted to make sure that they had done exactly as God had commanded. Not a single corner could be cut. God was worth their full obedience, and that is what they needed to offer Him before a single offering could be given in this new structure.
In a similar way, our faithful obedience reflects our love for and value of God. We too are called on to give God our best—of our time, energy, and resources—and to do so with joy. Nothing less will do. This is our act of worship. This is our sacrifice of praise.
In what areas of your life might you be holding something back from God? Why?