God asks for offerings from the people to create the Ark of the Covenant. What I love is that is says for Moses to receive an offering "from each man whose heart prompts him to give". God wants the people to feel compelled to make offerings, and for them to come from the heart.
The lord then instructs them to make the Ark (out of gold inside and out with cherubim facing each other), a table for the offerings, a pure gold lamp stand (which sounds like it will resemble a menorah), the Tabernacle (basically an amazingly beautiful tent), an altar for burnt offerings, a courtyard for the Tabernacle and oil for the lamp stand.
The amount of detail and God gives them is amazing. He knows exactly how He wants everything to be and lays it out in black and white. It was a little hard to read through everything, but really cool to see how perfect it was all meant to be.
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