Tasks for this week:

  1. Watch all three parts of A New Standard for Living
  2. Complete daily Bible reading
  3. Memorize Exodus 33:16 and Matthew 22:37-39

Week 9: Day 2

Today’s F260 Bible reading:  Exodus 34-36:1

34:1 The Lord said to Moses, “Cut out two tablets of stone like the first, and I will write on the tablets the words that were on the first tablets, which you smashed. 2Be prepared in the morning, and go up in the morning to Mount Sinai, and station yourself for me there on the top of the mountain. 3No one is to come up with you; do not let anyone be seen anywhere on the mountain; not even the flocks or the herds may graze in front of that mountain.” 4So Moses cut out two tablets of stone like the first; early in the morning he went up to Mount Sinai, just as the Lord had commanded him, and he took in his hand the two tablets of stone. 5The Lord descended in the cloud and stood with him there and proclaimed the Lord by name. 6The Lord passed by before him and proclaimed: “The Lord, the Lord, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, and abounding in loyal love and faithfulness, 7keeping loyal love for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin. But he by no means leaves the guilty unpunished, responding to the transgression of fathers by dealing with children and children’s children, to the third and fourth generation.” 8Moses quickly bowed to the ground and worshiped 9and said, “If now I have found favor in your sight, O Lord, let my Lord go among us, for we are a stiff-necked people; pardon our iniquity and our sin, and take us for your inheritance.” 10He said, “See, I am going to make a covenant before all your people. I will do wonders such as have not been done in all the earth, nor in any nation. All the people among whom you live will see the work of the Lord, for it is a fearful thing that I am doing with you. 11“Obey what I am commanding you this day. I am going to drive out before you the Amorite, the Canaanite, the Hittite, the Perizzite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite. 12Be careful not to make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land where you are going, lest it become a snare among you. 13Rather you must destroy their altars, smash their images, and cut down their Asherah poles. 14For you must not worship any other god, for the Lord, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God. 15Be careful not to make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land, for when they prostitute themselves to their gods and sacrifice to their gods, and someone invites you, you will eat from his sacrifice; 16and you then take his daughters for your sons, and when his daughters prostitute themselves to their gods, they will make your sons prostitute themselves to their gods as well. 17You must not make yourselves molten gods. 18“You must keep the Feast of Unleavened Bread. For seven days you must eat bread made without yeast, as I commanded you; do this at the appointed time of the month Abib, for in the month Abib you came out of Egypt. 19“Every firstborn of the womb belongs to me, even every firstborn of your cattle that is a male, whether ox or sheep. 20Now the firstling of a donkey you may redeem with a lamb, but if you do not redeem it, then break its neck. You must redeem all the firstborn of your sons.“No one will appear before me empty-handed. 21“On six days you may labor, but on the seventh day you must rest; even at the time of plowing and of harvest you are to rest. 22“You must observe the Feast of Weeks—the firstfruits of the harvest of wheat—and the Feast of Ingathering at the end of the year. 23At three times in the year all your men must appear before the Sovereign Lord, the God of Israel. 24For I will drive out the nations before you and enlarge your borders; no one will covet your land when you go up to appear before the Lord your God three times in the year. 25“You must not offer the blood of my sacrifice with yeast; the sacrifice from the Feast of Passover must not remain until the following morning. 26“The first of the firstfruits of your soil you must bring to the house of the Lord your God.“You must not cook a young goat in its mother’s milk.” 27The Lord said to Moses, “Write down these words, for in accordance with these words I have made a covenant with you and with Israel.” 28So he was there with the Lord 40 days and 40 nights; he did not eat bread, and he did not drink water. He wrote on the tablets the words of the covenant, the Ten Commandments. 29 Now when Moses came down from Mount Sinai with the two tablets of the testimony in his hand—when he came down from the mountain, Moses did not know that the skin of his face shone while he talked with him. 30When Aaron and all the Israelites saw Moses, the skin of his face shone, and they were afraid to approach him. 31But Moses called to them, so Aaron and all the leaders of the community came back to him, and Moses spoke to them. 32After this all the Israelites approached, and he commanded them all that the Lord had spoken to him on Mount Sinai. 33When Moses finished speaking with them, he would put a veil on his face. 34But when Moses went in before the Lord to speak with him, he would remove the veil until he came out. Then he would come out and tell the Israelites what he had been commanded. 35When the Israelites would see the face of Moses, that the skin of Moses’ face shone, Moses would put the veil on his face again, until he went in to speak with the Lord. (NET Bible)
35:1 Moses assembled the whole community of the Israelites and said to them, “These are the things that the Lord has commanded you to do. 2In six days work may be done, but on the seventh day there must be a holy day for you, a Sabbath of complete rest to the Lord. Anyone who does work on it will be put to death. 3You must not kindle a fire in any of your homes on the Sabbath day.” 4 Moses spoke to the whole community of the Israelites, “This is the word that the Lord has commanded: 5‘Take an offering for the Lord. Let everyone who has a willing heart bring an offering to the Lord: gold, silver, bronze; 6blue, purple, and scarlet yarn; fine linen; goats’ hair; 7ram skins dyed red; fine leather; acacia wood; 8olive oil for the light; spices for the anointing oil and for the fragrant incense; 9onyx stones, and other gems for mounting on the ephod and the breastpiece. 10Every skilled person among you is to come and make all that the Lord has commanded: 11the tabernacle with its tent, its covering, its clasps, its frames, its crossbars, its posts, and its bases; 12the ark, with its poles, the atonement lid, and the special curtain that conceals it; 13the table with its poles and all its vessels, and the Bread of the Presence; 14the lampstand for the light and its accessories, its lamps, and oil for the light; 15and the altar of incense with its poles, the anointing oil, and the fragrant incense; the hanging for the door at the entrance of the tabernacle; 16the altar for the burnt offering with its bronze grating that is on it, its poles, and all its utensils; the large basin and its pedestal; 17the hangings of the courtyard, its posts and its bases, and the curtain for the gateway to the courtyard; 18tent pegs for the tabernacle and tent pegs for the courtyard and their ropes; 19the woven garments for serving in the Holy Place, the holy garments for Aaron the priest, and the garments for his sons to minister as priests.’” 20So the whole community of the Israelites went out from the presence of Moses. 21Everyone whose heart stirred him to action and everyone whose spirit was willing came and brought the offering for the Lord for the work of the tent of meeting, for all its service, and for the holy garments. 22They came, men and women alike, all who had willing hearts. They brought brooches, earrings, rings and ornaments, all kinds of gold jewelry, and everyone came who waved a wave offering of gold to the Lord. 23Everyone who had blue, purple, or scarlet yarn, fine linen, goats’ hair, ram skins dyed red, or fine leather brought them. 24Everyone making an offering of silver or bronze brought it as an offering to the Lord, and everyone who had acacia wood for any work of the service brought it. 25Every woman who was skilled spun with her hands and brought what she had spun, blue, purple, or scarlet yarn, or fine linen, 26and all the women whose heart stirred them to action and who were skilled spun goats’ hair. 27The leaders brought onyx stones and other gems to be mounted for the ephod and the breastpiece, 28and spices and olive oil for the light, for the anointing oil, and for the fragrant incense. 29The Israelites brought a freewill offering to the Lord, every man and woman whose heart was willing to bring materials for all the work that the Lord through Moses had commanded them to do. 30Moses said to the Israelites, “See, the Lord has chosen Bezalel son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah. 31He has filled him with the Spirit of God—with skill, with understanding, with knowledge, and in all kinds of work— 32to design artistic designs, to work in gold, in silver, and in bronze, 33and in cutting stones for their setting, and in cutting wood, to do work in every artistic craft. 34And he has put it in his heart to teach, he and Oholiab son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan. 35He has filled them with skill to do all kinds of work as craftsmen, as designers, as embroiderers in blue, purple, and scarlet yarn and in fine linen, and as weavers. They are craftsmen in all the work and artistic designers. (NET Bible)
36:1 So Bezalel and Oholiab and every skilled person in whom the Lord has put skill and ability to know how to do all the work for the service of the sanctuary are to do the work according to all that the Lord has commanded.” (NET Bible)

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