Exodus 37:10-16

10 Then he made the table of acacia wood, two [l]cubits [m]long and a cubit [n]wide and one and a half cubits [o]high. 11 He overlaid it with pure gold, and made a gold molding for it all around. 12 He made a rim for it of a handbreadth all around, and made a gold molding for its rim all around. 13 He cast four gold rings for it and put the rings on the four corners that were on its four feet. 14 Close by the rim were the rings, the holders for the poles to carry the table. 15 He made the poles of acacia wood and overlaid them with gold, to carry the table. 16 He made the utensils which were on the table, its [p]dishes and its pans and its[q]bowls and its jars, with which to pour out drink offerings, of pure gold.

Included in this portion is the making of utensils and other dishes to be used in the presentation of offerings. The sacrifices were what they owed God to make up for their sin, but an offering was to show thanks. It comes out of a grateful heart, not grudgingly. In this time of year, let us be ever grateful for all the gifts God has given us, and let that gratitude flow out toward others as well.

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