Just as the Lord commanded / Exodus / Leviticus

Just as the Lord commanded…

Exodus ends with something like a refrain….

    “ just as the Lord commanded “

13x in the last 2 chapters


  1. The Priestly Garments
    Now from the violet, purple, and scarlet material they made finely woven garments for ministeringin the Holy Place, as well as the holy garments which were for Aaron, just as the Lord had commanded Moses.

    Exodus 39:5
    And the skillfully woven band of its overlay which was on it was like its workmanship, of the same material: of gold and of violet, purple, and scarlet material, and fine twisted linen, just as the Lordhad commanded Moses.

    Exodus 39:7
    And he placed them on the shoulder pieces of the ephod as memorial stones for the sons of Israel, just as the Lord had commanded Moses.

    Exodus 39:21
    And they bound the breastpiece by its rings to the rings of the ephod with a violet cord, so that it would be on the woven band of the ephod, and that the breastpiece would not come loose from the ephod, just as the Lord had commanded Moses.

    Exodus 39:26
    alternating a bell and a pomegranate all around on the hem of the robe for the service, just asthe Lord had commanded Moses.

    Exodus 39:29
    and the sash of fine twisted linen, and violet, purple, and scarlet materialthe work of the weaver, just as the Lord had commanded Moses.

    Exodus 39:31
    Thethey fastened a violet cord to it, to fasten it on the turban above, just as the Lord had commanded Moses.

    Exodus 39:43
    And Moses examined all the work, and behold, they had done it; just as the Lord had commanded, this they had done. So Moses blessed them.

    Exodus 40:19
    And he spread the tent over the tabernacle and put the covering of the tent on top of it, just asthe Lord had commanded Moses.

    Exodus 40:21
    He then brought the ark into the tabernacle, and set up a veil for the covering, and screened off the ark of the testimony, just as the Lord had commanded Moses.

    Exodus 40:23
    And he set the arrangement of bread in order on it before the Lordjust as the Lord had commanded Moses.

    Exodus 40:25
    And he lighted the lamps before the Lordjust as the Lord had commanded Moses.

    Exodus 40:27
    and he burned fragrant incense on it, just as the Lord had commanded Moses.

    Exodus 40:29
    And he set the altar of burnt offering in front of the doorway of the tabernacle of the tent of meeting, and offered on it the burnt offering and the meal offering, just as the Lord had commanded Moses.

    Exodus 40:32
    When they entered the tent of meeting, and when they approached the altar, they washed, justas the Lord had commanded Moses.

Leviticus 8 – other worship practices….



       Even in the midst of the miracles, 

their hearts are strangely detached from God… as if the was no room, no connection. 

  • golden calf
  • Grumbling / complaining : disobedience
  • Idolatry

Reading about them – looking in the mirror!

VIDEO CLIP – lacy abercrombie

Why do we do otherwise…,

     Lev 10 – “strange fire “ …. We forget who we are and who He is…

          God’s holiness, power, and knowledge 

Treat him more like “I dream of Jeanie” or Adladin – 

    No fear, awe, respect, honor..,



Obedience & Blessing

Deut 6

Now Israel, you shall listen and be careful to do them, so that it may go well for you and that you may increase greatly, just as the Lord, the God of your fathers, has [a]promised you, in a land flowing with milk and honey.

      It to be the entirety of our lives…

      All encompassing

      And why?

           For our benefit and blessing… 

           God is CARING for us…

US – where would we start 


Jesus Tested:

Matthew 22

34 Hearing that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, the Pharisees got together. 35 One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question: 36 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”

37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’[c] 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’[d] 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”

    2 great commandments 

             Love God fully…

             Love neighbor as self…


            – love God….

                   Full Devotion / commitment 

            – love your neighbor 



VIDEO # 2 – Lacy Abercrombie