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Exodus 35:21 And everyone whose heart stirred him and everyone whose spirit moved him came [and] brought the LORD's contribution for the work of the tent of meeting and for all its service and for the holy garments.

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      21. they came, every one whose heart stirred him up--One powerful element doubtless of this extraordinary open-hearted liberality was the remembrance of their recent transgression, which made them "zealous of good works" (compare 2Co 7:11). But along with this motive, there were others of a higher and nobler kind--a principle of love to God and devotedness to His service, an anxious desire to secure the benefit of His presence, and gratitude for the tokens of His divine favor: it was under the combined influence of these considerations that the people were so willing and ready to pour their contributions into that exchequer of the sanctuary.
      every one whom his spirit made willing--Human nature is always the same, and it is implied that while an extraordinary spirit of pious liberality reigned in the bosoms of the people at large, there were exceptions--some who were too fond of the world, who loved their possessions more than their God, and who could not part with these; no, not for the service of the tabernacle.


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Brief Summary: What should have been said and done upon Moses' coming down the first time from the mount, if the golden calf had not broken the measures and put all into disorder, now at last, when with great difficulty reconciliation was made, begins to be said and done; and that great affair of the setting up of God's worship is put into its former channel again, and goes on now without interruption. I. Moses gives Israel those instructions, received from God, which required immediate observance. 1. Concerning the sabbath (v. 1-3). Concerning the contribution that was to be made for the erecting of the tabernacle (v. 4-9). Concerning the framing of the tabernacle and the utensils of it (v. 10-19). II. The people bring in their contributions (v. 20-29). III. The head-workmen are nominated (v. 30, etc.).

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