Feb 12 (Daily reading: Exodus 39-40) I read online that a German philosopher is credited with saying “the devil is in the details.” But a German architect was often quoted as saying “God is in the details.” I agree with the architect (hats off to Aaron)! Exodus 40:17-33 gives an extremely detailed description of God’s commands to Moses. God does things perfectly in all their details, and we should seek to be obedient in every detail as we understand them. Doing God’s will is not an activity where we want to cut corners! God instructed Naaman through Elisha to wash himself in the Jordan seven times to be healed of his leprosy. What would have happened if Naaman had washed himself in another river, or stopped after six times? Probably nothing!
“Israel did according to all that the LORD had commanded Moses; so they did” (39:32). “And Moses examined all the work, and behold, they had done it; just as the LORD had commanded, this they had done. So Moses blessed them” (39:43). I see here a model of Christian leadership. Moses received God’s instructions, and he passed them along to the people. The people followed his example and did what God required. Moses “looked over all the work” and saw that they had been faithful in doing what God has asked. He then confirmed the people and blessed them.
Every Christian can assume this leadership role by passing along to others what God is teaching them. We can look after one another and affirm one another when we are faithfully following Christ. God is in the details – let us dot every “i” and cross every “t” in our service to Him!