FOLLOW THE PATTERN
Today is Wednesday. It snowed last night so we have been home today and enjoying some restful time. I enjoyed my time in God's Word today and wanted to share with you one thought I had as I read in Exodus:
FOLLOW THE PATTERN- In Exodus 25:9, it reads: "According to all that I shew thee, after the pattern of the tabernacle and the pattern of all the instruments thereof, even so shall ye make it." Notice that God instructed Moses to build according to a pattern. Then notice that it was a pattern that God showed him. Notice Exodus 25:40 "And look that thou make them after their pattern, which was shewed thee in the mount." God told him to build after the pattern, God showed him the pattern, and God showed him the pattern when he was in the mount. (The forty days and nights spend up on Mt. Sinai) In the new testament, when we see the word "example", it is referring to pattern. God has a pattern for every area of our lives. A pattern for living, a pattern for marriage, a pattern for fatherhood and motherhood, a pattern for working, a pattern for our finances, a pattern for relationships, a pattern as a citizen of this country, etc. God has a plan for our lives, and this plan has a pattern. (a recipe to follow) So, God gives us a pattern (Our job is to look into God's Word and find it.). Then God gives us patterns in the lives of others. (Paul said: Be ye followers of me). Then, God expects us to follow the patterns He has given to us!
We don't walk through life without direction. He gives us the pattern, tells us to follow it, and gives us the Holy Spirit to let us know when we are following that pattern, or not. We don't have to guess if we are with the pattern or not, God does that for us. What a blessing to know God has the pattern and we just have to follow it! Follow the pattern friend!!
Have a blessed day..... Pastor Mike Mutchler