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Friday, February 07, 2014

Worship is for us to do, to please God - how to make a cherub

Exodus 26:1 Moreover you shall make the tabernacle with ten curtains; of fine twined linen, and blue, and purple, and scarlet, with cherubim. The work of the skillful workman you shall make them. 2 The length of each curtain shall be twenty-eight cubits,* and the width of each curtain four cubits: all the curtains shall have one measure. 3 Five curtains shall be coupled together to one another; and the other five curtains shall be coupled to one another. (World English Bible, public domain)
*A cubit was about 18 inches/46 cm, according to a text note.

There are a lot more instructions on how to make the Tabernacle, its furnishings, and the priest's garments, in considerable detail, in Exodus 25-28.God thought then, and now, that worship is important. But note that, even though many of the dimensions and materials are specified, there is no instruction in how to make the cherubim (angels). There was room for artistic initiative on the part of the workers. Worship depends on us, too.

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