“This was the dedication gift from the leaders of Israel for the altar when it was anointed: 12 silver dishes, 12 silver basins, and 12 gold bowls. Each silver dish weighed 3 1/4 pounds, and each basin 1 3/4 pounds. The total weight of the silver articles was 60 pounds measured by the standard sanctuary shekel.”
Numbers 7:84-85 HCSB
Why care about a dedication gift of silver dishes and gold bowls well over 2000 years ago? The Israelites had just come out of 400 years in slavery in Egypt and were poor. They had obtained these precious items from the Egyptians as they were fleeing because God told them to go their homes and ask for jewelry, dishes, animals and clothes for the journey ahead. The Egyptians would give anything to get those Israelites out of their country so that the plagues would stop. God had prepared not only the Israelites but also the Egyptians to provide all that would be needed, even matching sets of dishes to use in worship in the sanctuary!
This very minute God is orchestrating to meet your needs before you even know you have need, and He will provide in a way that leaves no room for doubt the source of that provision. 🚦
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