Sunday, March 6, 2016

Parshat Pekudei, 1st Portion, Exodus 38:21-39:1, March 6, 2016

These are the numbers of the Mishkan, the Mishkan of the Testimony, which were counted at Moses' command; [this was] the work of the Levites under the direction of Ithamar, the son of Aaron the Kohen. (Exodus 38:21)


An interesting topic. The Mishkan/Tabernacle was a testimony to God that the Israelites were serious about making a home for God. It was a testimony that they would accept the commandments and that they would not idolize false gods.

Also, I think it interesting how, even with the best of intentions, humans often fail. Not just the other guy either, but each one of us fails in some ways. We make promises that we break. We get discouraged and do things we are later ashamed of doing. So though we make testimonies with the best of intentions, we need to constantly correct our course. An average adult makes 35000 decisions a day. How many are good ones?

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