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Bezalel Gets to Work, Exodus 37 - 39:31
Bezalel must have had a very capable committee working beneath him,
because he was responsible for everything built in the Tabernacle. In
the midst of the descriptions of the construction effort, Moses stops to
record the inventory of materials collected for the Tabernacle. Since
we are not familiar with the equivalence of sheckels and talents, I
thought it would be interesting to know what these numbers meant. Turns
out the Israelites gave roughly a ton (2000 lbs.) of gold, 4 tons of
silver, and 2 1/2 tons of bronze. Modern day worth of the gold alone
would have approached 1 million dollars, and when other materials
(fabrics, animal skins, wood, precious stones) are taken into account,
the overall cost of the Tabernacle would be equivalent to $5,000,000!
This insertion into the construction details seems to be a reminder for
all time, that this is what it looks like when people give as God leads them.
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Melissa is the mother of four boys and the wife of her junior high sweetheart, JD. He is the President of Joe Gibbs Racing and the son of NFL Hall of Fame coach Joe Gibbs. JD and Melissa have been married 16 years and are actively involved with Young Life, Motor Racing Outreach, their church, and other ministries. Their youngest son Taylor is nearing completion of a 3 year treatment protocol for leukemia, which has been a powerful faith walk for their family. Since his diagnosis, Melissa has been called upon to share their family's testimony with many local churches.
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