Tuesday, February 9, 2010

February Nine

"Can we go in the living room now" Was my wake up call this morning. My five year old. She has been up since about 4. I have been tossing and turning with her in my bed since this time (oops!! I mean I would never let my kids in my bed. I am a tough strong mother!! nope 4am is a weak give in mommy) She is not a fun one to sleep with. How strange,huh! But she tosses and turns and can not spoon which should be easy to do. It's like spooning with a backwards spoon. Haha. Anyway way my quiet time has Max and Ruby turned down low in the background.

Offerings for the tabernacleExodus 25:1-9
What is a tabernacle. My bestfriends and I moved one of my bestfriends to Jacksonhole Wyoming. We drove there. In Salt Lake City we stopped at the Temple for the LDS. We got to listen to the tabernacle choir. It was amazing!!! I always thought that "tabernacle" was something in that particular religion. So help me to know coz I never really hear it in any of the churches I have been to.

Plans for the ArkExodus 25:10-22
What is an ark? I know it is a container. What makes it an Ark, instead of a "boat" or "box"?
What is a cherubim? How would moldings protcedt the Ark?(That was the other angel name I was trying to think of on yesterdays study)? In 19 Mold the cherubim on each end of the atonement cover, making it all of one piece of gold. 20 The cherubim will face each other and look down on the atonement cover. With their wings spread above it, they will protect it.

Plans for the table/ Exodus 25:23-30

Plans for the lampstand/ Exodus 25:31-40
All of this makes me think of God wanting our place of worship to be beautiful. Many people get upset at churches that appear "too" beautiful. My church is gorgeous. It is big so the beauty has to cost but it is in no way overdone or wasteful. Of course this is my opionion. I enjoy going and feeling the beauty in the landscape and feeling pleasant inside without dirty pews,carpet etc. But I have also use to drive to work on a certain Orange County freeway everyday, at night this church was lit up more than disneyland and it made me think how wasteful it was to have THAT many lights on it. So what do you think is correct?
Plans for the Tabernacle/ Exodus 26:1-37

Plans for the altar of burnt offering/Exodus 27:1-8

Plans for the courtyard / Exodus 27:9-21
I still am unclear on when the God says something is permanent why we don't observe it still. Where will it say that we do not need to follow something permanent?? (21b) This is a permanent law for the people of Israel, and it must be observed from generation to generation.
Clothing for the priests / Exodus 28:1-5
First what is the difference in a Pastor and a Priest? I thought a priest was in the Catholic religion and was someone who was married to God like a nun??? In 1 “Call for your brother, Aaron, and his sons, Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar. Set them apart from the rest of the people of Israel so they may minister to me and be my priests.
In certain religions you can tell the difference from their dress/appearance who is the leaders/pastors/priests. Why is this. Some churches you can not tell the difference, they wear jeans,suits,hawaiin shirts etc....
Design of the ephod/ Exodus 28:6-14
What type of clothing is an ephod?
Design of the chestpiece / Exodus 28:15-30

Additional Clothing for the Priests/ Exodus 28:31-43
In 34 it mentions death. How can I know when reading the bible when the word die means death or dead to God (does that make sense) If he wears it, he will not die.

What is Moses title??? What did he wear? They spoke of Aaron and his sons but not of Moses???