“The people are bringing much more than enough for the construction work which the Lord commanded us to perform (Exodus 36:5).”
Out in the desert, as Moses led the Israelites at God’s direction, he called on the skilled workers to build the temple so the people could worship. The people were to bring all the materials to the workers. And that they did. The Israelites brought so much material to those fashioning the temple that Moses had to tell them to stop.
And before this, when Moses was up on the mountain receiving the Law from God, these same Israelites, in disobedience to God, had brought their gold to Aaron so he could make the golden calf for them to worship.
It seems to me that the people desperately wanted to worship…something, someone, anything, anyone.
We are created to worship. God made Adam and Eve to fellowship. Fellowship with God is worship. Worship is fellowship with God.
People want to worship. People long to worship. People need to worship.
That’s me. I need to worship. Will I worship God? Or will I worship something or someone else? Just like the Israelites, I will have opportunities to do both.
I pray I will worship God alone, the One True God, who was , and is, and is to come (Revelation 4:8).
In this age, it’s so easy to worship things, or people, or myself. I do it without realizing it. I covet, I look to people for answers, I seek my own desires over the Lord and over the needs of others. But this is not what I want.
I want the Lord. He is who I long to worship. He is the one who has all I need, holds everything in His hands, has all the answers. He is the one I seek first (Matthew 6:33).
Lord, keep my heart pure and true to You today. Fellowship with me. May I worship You and You alone, living as You created me to live.