Today the Lord gives very specific instructions for the consecration of priests. As part of this process the priests were to have the blood of a slaughtered animal placed on the right ear, right thumb and right toe. I read several articles that all said something like this about the blood on the priest: The blood on the ear covers the priest for the hearing of His Word, the blood on the thumb covers the priest for the labor for the Lord, and the blood on the toe covers the priest for walking in His ways. God also gives instructions for building the incense altar where incense will be perpetually burned before the Lord and once a year the high priest will make atonement for the people. This will be called the Day of Atonement and we will read more about it later but basically atoning for the sins of the people is a bloody mess! That is how serious our sin problem is…that all these innocent animals have to be killed. Remember though, the Lord is working His plan to send the final sacrifice but in the meantime, things get bloody. Ok, so after the Lord gives the instructions for building the tabernacle, we read that the Lord has also gifted certain people “with the Spirit of God, in wisdom, in understanding, in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship…” to complete the job. So the Lord not only gives us instructions but He also gives us all that we need to complete those instructions. Pretty cool. Lastly, He tells the children of Israel to rest on the Sabbath or they will be put to death. You wouldn’t have to ask me twice! 😳 Alrighty, so today’s reading ended with this: “And when He has made an end of speaking with him on Mount Sinai, He gave Moses two tablets of the Testimony, tablets of stone, written with the finger of God.” I wonder what all the people were doing while Moses was on the mountain? 🤔 We find out tomorrow so keep reading.