A stop put to the people's contributions, ver. 5 - 7.
A particular account of the making the tabernacle;
the fine curtains of it, ver. 8 - 13.
The coarse ones, ver. 14 - 19.
The boards, ver. 20 - 30:
The bars, ver. 31 - 34
The partition veil, ver. 35, 36.
and the hangings of the door, ver. 37, 38.
2: And Moses called Bezaleel - "Even those whom God has qualified
for, and inclined to the service of the tabernacle, yet must wait for a call
to it, either extraordinary, as that of preachers and apostles, or ordinary,
as that of pastors and teachers. And observe who they were that
Moses called; those in whose heart God had put wisdom for this
purpose, beyond their natural capacity, and whose heart stirred him up
to come to the work in good earnest." Those are to be called to the
building of the gospel tabernacle, whom God has by his grace made in some
measure fit for the work, and free to it: ability and willingness, with
resolution, are the two things to be regarded in the call of ministers.
35: The veil made for a partition between the holy place and the most
holy, signified the darkness and distance of that dispensation compared with
the New Testament, which shews us the glory of God more clearly, and invites
us to draw near to it; and the darkness and distance of our present state in
comparison with heaven, where we shall be ever with the Lord, and
see him as he is.
37: An hanging - Which divided the holy place from the court.