Exodus 36 Outline
– The people contributed more than is needed for making the tabernacle (Exodus 36:1-7)
– The people made the tabernacle (Exodus 36:8-38)
Exodus 36 Summary
Bezaleel and Aholiab and all the Israelites with skilled craftmanship started to make the tabernacle. The people brought so much offerings that it exceeded the amount of materials needed for building the sanctuary. Moses instructed the people to stop bringing anymore gifts because the offerings they contributed has exceeded more than the materials they need to do all the work.
Bezaleel made the tabernacle with 10 curtains of fine twined linen, and blue, and purple, and scarlet. Cherubims are worked throughout the curtain. Each curtain measures 28 cubits long and 4 cubits wide. Five curtains should be joined as one set while the other five curtains should be joined as another set. Fifty loops was attached to the edge of the end curtain in both sets. Fifty bronze clasps were used to fasten the tent as one unit. They made a covering of ram skins dyed red and a covering of hides of sea cows as covering for the tent.
Bezaleel made 11 curtains of goat hair for the tent. Five curtains were joined into one set while the other six curtains were joined into another set. Fifty loops were attached to the edge of the end of the curtains of both sets. Fifty bronze clasps hold together the tent as one unit. The tent has a covering of ram skins dyed red and a covering of sea cow hides.
Bezaleel made upright frames that measure 10 cubits long and 1.5 cubits wide for the tabernacle. There are two projections of frames that set parallel with each other. There were 20 frames on the south and north sides. Under each frame, there are two silver bases. Six frames were made on the west end of the tabernacle. Two frames were made for the corners of the tabernacle at the far end.
Bezaleel made five crossbars of shittim wood for the frames on one side, five for the other side, and five for the west side, the far end of the tabernacle. The center crossbar extended from end to end in the middle of the frame. The crossbars were overlaid with gold.
Bezaleel made the veil of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen with cherubims that work throughout them. They made four pillars wood that are overlaid with gold. The hooks and sockets on the four pillars were of gold. They made a curtain of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen for the entrance to the tent. They made five posts with hooks for the curtains at the entrance to the tent. The top of the posts and bands are overlay with gold. Five bases of bronze were made for the five posts.
Exodus 36 Bible Study
1. Wait for God’s calling
God called Bezaleel to make the tabernacle and all the articles in it. Similarly, if you want to do a ministry job, you must wait for God’s calling. If God calls you out and put a burden in your heart to do the ministry, you should not hesitate but do it. In 2 Peter 1:10-11, you should be diligent in making your calling and election sure. In this way, there will be richly provided an entrance into the eternal kingdom of the Lord Jesus Christ. In Romans 11:29, God’s gifts and his call are irrevocable. In Romans 8:28, God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. In Romans 8:30, those God predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified. In 2 Timothy 2:20, in a large house, there are gold, silver, wood and clay articles. Some articles are for noble purposes while others are for ignoble purposes. A man who cleanses himself from the latter will be an instrument for noble purposes, made holy, useful to the Master and prepare to do any good work.
2. The veil between the Holy Place and Most Holy Place
The veil between the Holy Place and Most Holy Place represents the distance between us and God. We are all sinners, no matter if we have done anything wrong since birth because the seed of Adam and Eve has pass down to us through generations. God is holy and sin cannot come near him. Jesus Christ came to earth to die for our sins so that through believing in him, our sins can be cleansed. The blood of Jesus Christ can only cleanse your sins away if you sincerely confess and repent from your sins. In 1 John 1:9, God who is faithful and just will forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all righteousness.