I can sum up the Exodus readings quite quickly. God has already told Moses exactly how to make the Tabernacle and how to anoint the priests and how to make the Ark of the Covenant and all the paraphernalia. He has also told Moses that two of the Israelites: Bezalel and Oholiab have been given the skills necessary to do the work.
In tonight’s readings, Exodus 35 and 36, Moses is passing this information onto his people.
Matthew 27 tells us of the crucifixion of Jesus. I am not familiar with the account of the crucifixion from this Gospel. What fascinated me were verses 50 to 53. After Jesus had died, tombs split open and the godly men and women who had died were raised from the dead. They left the Cemetery and went to Jerusalem.
Psalm 34 is a prayer of praise to the Lord. (34:10) “Those who trust in the Lord will lack no good thing.” Note, the writer doesn’t say “will lack nothing”, but no “good thing”.
And I loved tonight’s reading from Proverbs. Verse 8 is a useful mantra when dealing with internet trolls. “Don’t bother correcting mockers; they will only hate you. But correct the wise, and they will love you.”
And there’s nothing else to say really.