Why then, are you afraid to take up your cross? It’s your road to the kingdom of Christ. In the cross lies our salvation, our life; in the cross we have a defense against foes. In the cross we have a pouring-in of heavenly sweetness, a strengthening of our minds & spiritual joy.
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By Andrew C. McCarthy
April 18, 2019 https://tinyurl.com/y4n6ok8s
EXODUS CHAPTER THIRTY-SEVEN
1 Bezalel built an acacia wood chest
Forty‑five inches long; twenty‑seven
Inches wide; twenty‑seven inches high.
2 Inside and out he covered it with gold,
Pure gold, and put gold edging ’round the top.
3 He cast four gold rings, and he fastened one
Of them to each one of the chest’s four legs.
4 Then he made two poles of acacia wood
And covered them with gold, 5 and put them through
The rings, so men could bear the chest by poles.
6 The chest’s whole lid, which had pure gold on it,
Served as the place of mercy. 7 On each of
The two ends of the chest, with hammered gold
He fashioned a winged creature. 8 They faced each
Other, 9 and the creatures’ wings did cover
The place of mercy. 10 Bezalel constructed
A table of acacia wood that had
A length of thirty‑six inches long, a width
Of eighteen inches, and a height of twenty‑
Seven inches. 11 He covered it with gold
And put gold edging ’round it 12 with a border
Three inches wide. 13 He made four gold rings and
Hooked one to each leg near the edging. 14 Poles
To bear the table were placed through these rings
15 And were made of acacia wood that was
Covered with gold, 16 and everything that was
For table setting was made of pure gold:
The bowls, plates, jars, and cups for offerings
Of wine, and Bezalel designed and built
A lampstand of pure gold. 17 The entire lampstand,
Including flowers decorating it,
He made out of a piece of hammered gold,
18 Which had three branches on each one of its
Two sides. 19 Three ornamental almond blossoms
Were on each branch and four were on the stem,
And where each pair of branches came out from
The stem, there was a blossom, too. 20 And on
The lampstand were four cups made to be like
Some almond blossoms, with their calyxes
And flowers, 21 and a calyx of one piece
With it beneath each pair of the six branches
Going from it. 22 Their calyxes and their
Branches were of one piece with it, and
The whole of it was but a single piece
Of hammered work of pure gold, 23 and he made
Its seven lamps, its tongs and trays out of
Pure gold. 24 He made it and all its utensils
From seventy-five pounds of gold, pure gold.
25 For burning incense, Bezalel did carve
An altar from acacia wood; it was
Eighteen inches square and was thirty-six
Inches in height with each of its four corners
Sticking up like a bull’s horn, 26 and he covered
It with pure gold and put gold edging ’round it.
27 Below the edging on sides opposite
He fastened two gold rings through which he put
To poles to bear the altar. 28 These poles, too,
Were also made out of acacia wood
And covered up with gold, 29 and Bezalel
Mixed up the sacred and he commenced
To add sweet‑smelling spices for the incense.