Thus did Moses: according to all that the LORD commanded him, so did he (Exodus 40:16).
In Exodus 25, God began to give Moses detailed instructions for the tabernacle and its furnishings. Moses was commanded, “According to all that I show you, that is, the pattern of the tabernacle and the pattern of all its furnishings, just so you shall make it” (25:9, 40). Note the phrases, “according to,” “the pattern” and “just so.”
Consider this Divine evaluation when the work was completed – “According to all that the Lord had commanded Moses, so the children of Israel did all the work. Then Moses looked over all the work, and indeed they had done it; as the Lord had commanded, just so they had done it” (Exodus 39:42-43).
God has given us a detailed pattern for His church and New Testament Christianity! May we restore it today “according to the pattern…just so!” Nothing more. Nothing less.
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