February 14 – The Ark of the Covenant

Exodus 37:1-38:31
Matthew 28:1-20
Psalm 34:11-22
Proverbs 9:9-10

Exodus 37:1 — Many people say the Bible is just a book written by humans, nothing special. Although humans were involved in the writing, it was really God accomplishing His will through the means of human skill and ingenuity. That’s special! Consider this: God directed a human being, Bezaleel (Exodus 31:2), to do His will (Exodus 31:6) as a man filled with the Spirit of God (Exodus 31:3). Bezaleel made for God and for His people an object (the Ark) out of earthly materials (Exodus 37:1) and was assisted by Aholiab, a skilled worker (Exodus 38:23). Interestingly, Aholiab later misused that object and was killed by God (2 Samuel 6:7).

Another human being several years later, Jeremiah (Jeremiah 1:1), also received the Word of the LORD (Jeremiah 1:2) and was commanded by God to obey it (Jeremiah 2:2). Interestingly. Jeremiah made an object of great significance (the scroll) out of earthly materials (Jeremiah 36:2). He too had an assistant by the name of Baruch, a skilled writer (Jeremiah 36:4), and an Israelite who later contradicted Jeremiah and was killed by God (Jeremiah 28:17).

While God will not tell you to make a supernatural Ark or to write another book of the Bible, God may use your skill, and earthly materials, if you will do His commands, to make a difference today.

When D.L. Moody was just starting in the ministry he heard a preacher say, “The world has yet to see what God can do with a man fully surrendered to Him.” Moody that night said, “By God’s grace I’ll be that man!” It is said that Moody shook two continents for God and over a million souls came to Christ under his preaching and ministry. Moody had little formal education, and he was not a polished speaker. But God greatly used his life. – Paul Chappell

Matthew 28:2

Low in the grave He lay, Jesus, my Savior.
Waiting the Coming Day, Jesus, my Lord.

Up from the grave He arose!
With a mighty triumph o’er His foes!
He arose the victor from the dark domain
and He lives forever with His saints to reign!
He Arose! He Arose! Hallelujah, Christ Arose!

Matthew 28:19-20 — It is not the Great Suggestion. It Is the Great Commission! May we make His last command our first concern!

Psalm 34:22 — ”None of them that trust in Him shall be desolate!”

Proverbs 9:10 — Our good friend Patch the Pirate has a great song featuring this verse verbatim.

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