After last week’s fiasco, most of us would have ditched our “chosen people.” The Lord even indicated that that was his inclination, but Moses (speaking in human terms, from a human perspective), “changed his mind.” Or, as the first paragraph of the download puts it,
After the golden calf incident, God declared that He would let the Israelites go on to the promised land, but He would not go with them. Moses intervened again: if God would not go with them, it wouldn’t be worth going. The tabernacle was God’s answer.
Of course the Lord does nothing on the spur of the moment–even the words, “spur of the moment,” mean nothing in regard to a Being who lives outside of time. So this was the plan all along. But what was the purpose of the tabernacle? And what made it even possible?
Click below for the printable download, which includes scripture readings, thought questions, and activities:
(This is a continuation of a series of posts about the “whole story” of the Bible. I plan to run one every week, on Tuesdays, with a printable PDF. The printable includes a brief 2-3 paragraph introduction, Bible passages to read, a key verse, 5-7 thought/discussion questions, and 2-3 activities for the kids. Here’s the Overview of the entire Bible series.)
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