Thus was all the work of the tabernacle of the tent of the congregation finished…
I. THE PRESENTATION OF THE WORK: "They brought the Tabernacle unto Moses." So, whatever work or service is done in connection with the Christian Church should be solemnly presented to Christ, who is the Chief Builder of the Christian Temple.
II. THE INSPECTION OF THE WORK; "Moses did look upon all the work"; and so does Christ inspect every offering that is brought to Him. Paul tells us in 1 Corinthians 3:13, that a day is coming in which every man's work will be tried of what sort it is — tried by fire — tried with the most terrible exactness.
III. THE APPROBATION OF THE WORK: "Behold, they had done it as the Lord had commanded." So in Christian service nothing can be accepted that is not minutely in accordance with the Divine specification.
IV. THE REMUNERATION OF THE WORK: "And Moses blessed them." So is all faithful service done to Christ rewarded even here with spiritual blessing. So will it be in the end (1 Corinthians 3:14). Lessons:
1. The dignity of Christian work as presented to Christ.
2. The duty of fidelity in Christian work, considering it must be inspected by Christ.
3. The grand aim in Christian work, to be accepted by Christ. Cf. 2 Corinthians 5:9.
4. The high stimulus in Christian work, the certainty of being rewarded by Christ.
(J. S. Exell, M. A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Thus was all the work of the tabernacle of the tent of the congregation finished: and the children of Israel did according to all that the LORD commanded Moses, so did they.