Thursday, July 30, 2015

Motivation for Including the Visual in Worship

The dwelling itself you must make out of ten curtains, making them of fine twisted linen,
We create in blue and purple!
Read about this stole here.
violet, purple, and scarlet materiel, with cherubs, the work of artist. -Exodus 26:1

Then Moses said to the Israelites: See, the Lord has called by name Bezalel, son of Uri son of Hur; of the tribe of Judah, and has filled him with divine spirit, with skill, intelligence, and knowledge, and knowledge in every kind of craft. And he has inspired him to teach, both him and Oholiab son of Abisamach, of the tribe of Dan. The Lord has filled them with skill to do every kind of work done by an artisan or by a designer or by an embroiderer in blue, purple, and crimson yarns, and in fine linen, or by a weaver--by any sort of artisan or skilled designer. --Exodus 35: 30-35

She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands. She is like the ships of the merchant, she brings her food from far away. She rises while it is still night and provides food for her household and tasks for her servant girls. She considers a field and buys it; with the fruit of her hand she plants a vineyard. She girds herself with strength and makes her arms strong. She perceives that her merchandise is profitable. Her lamp does not go out at night. She puts her hands to the distaff and her hands hold the spindle. -Proverbs 31:13-19

Moses then called Bezalel and Ohaliab and every skillful one to whom the Lord had given skill, everyone whose heart was stirred to come to do the work; and they received from Moses all the freewill offerings that the Israelites had brought for doing the work on the sanctuary. -Exodus 3: 2-3

All those with skill a month the workers made the tabernacle with ten curtains; they were made of fine twisted linen, and blue purple and crimson yarns, with cherubim skillfully worked into them. -Exodus 36:8-9

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