Friday, September 19, 2014

Exodus, Day 5 Readings

The Tabernacle and the Ark

Today's first reading describes the beginning of God's instructions for constructing the Tabernacle, the large tent complex where the people will gather to worship God.  In particular, it describes the most important item that will be kept in the Tabernacle, the Ark of the Covenant.

Read Exodus 25:1-16  (NIV)   (NRSV)   (CEB)
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The second selection tells how the Tabernacle was first erected and how the presence of God, in the form of a cloud, descended upon it.

Read Exodus 40:1-38  (NIV)   (NRSV)   (CEB)
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Reading the Bible in Its Entirety

If you are planning to read the Bible in its entirety, you should read Exodus 33-40 today.