by Harley Howard

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The Book Of Exodus Chapter 30-31 (22 of 26)
Harley Howard

Read vss 1-10

Moses was to make an altar where incense was to be
burned. The dimensions of the altar was 1 1/2' square
and 3' high. It was to be made of acacia wood and
overlaid with gold. Horns were also made for this
altar, like the horns that were on the altar of burnt
offerings. Rings were to be made for the altar and
acacia wood poles covered with gold were installed
through the rings to carry the altar. Incense was to
be burned both morning and night when the high priest
attended to the lamps on the lampstand. This was to be
done continually throughout their generations. Verse 9
is significant to remember as we will see later;
Aaron's sons will violate this commandment. Once a
year, the altar of incense was also to be atoned with
a sin offering. This was most holy to the Lord.

Read vss 11-16

There was collected of every male 20 years old and
over a half shekel ransom which is also called an
offering to the Lord. The offering was used for the
service of the tabernacle. It was also considered an
atonement for sins and guaranteed protection against
plagues that would come on those who would not give.
There was to be no partiality in the giving. The poor
and rich alike was to pay the same amount.

Read vss 17-21

The laver or basin was make out of brass or bronze.
When anyone was to minister in the tent or before the
altar, the priest were required to wash their hands
and feet. If they did not do this, they would be
killed by God. Defilement meant death by God. The
priest were to be clean so that they could minister.
Would to God we would learn that lesson today in an
age where everything goes, even, and especially in
what is called the ministry.

Read vss 22-28

Now we see the ingredients of the holy oil that was to
be made to anoint the tabernacle, the ark of the
testimony, the table, the vessels, the candlestick and

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