Exodus 26: God Knows All the Details
To be honest, Exodus chapter 26 is not the most exciting to read. Basically, God is giving Moses very specific directions about parts of the tabernacle that he needs to build. Let me give you an example.
Exo 26:2 The length of one curtain shall be eight and twenty cubits, and the breadth of one curtain four cubits: and every one of the curtains shall have one measure.
Exo 26:3 The five curtains shall be coupled together one to another; and other five curtains shall be coupled one to another.
Exo 26:4 And thou shalt make loops of blue upon the edge of the one curtain from the selvedge in the coupling; and likewise shalt thou make in the uttermost edge of another curtain, in the coupling of the second.
Exo 26:5 Fifty loops shalt thou make in the one curtain, and fifty loops shalt thou make in the edge of the curtain that is in the coupling of the second; that the loops may take hold one of another.
Exo 26:6 And thou shalt make fifty taches of gold, and couple the curtains together with the taches: and it shall be one tabernacle.
On one level, it is surprising that every little detail about the tabernacle needed to be so specific. After all, does it really make a difference if there are 49 loops in one curtain and 50 loops in the other?
Of course it matters. When God tell us to do something, we need to be obedient and do it. That really isn’t the main point of what I’m writing today, but I thought it was worth mentioning.
However, I think that it is also to our benefit that God cares so much that he provides us with all of these specifications about seemingly little things. If God cares so much about curtains, how much more does He care about you and me?
Mat 10:29 Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father.
Mat 10:30 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
Mat 10:31 Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows.
Just like God cared about the specific details in the tabernacle, He cares about the specific details in our lives. If every hair on our heads is numbered, it seems to me that God cares even more about us than we care about ourselves. After all, I can not tell you the exact number of hairs on my head.
Isn’t it a nice to have to God on our side knowing every little detail about our lives? He knows what we need and will take care of us wherever we end up going.
Rom 8:31 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?