Let's finish Exodus today so we can get to the infamous book of Leviticus this week.
I give you permission to skip from Exodus 36:8 to 38:20. It's just a rehash of God's plans for the tabernacle being written as the building of same.
The people collect material for the tabernacle and get top work building it. Then, Moses, Aaron and sons get to worshiping.
A visual depiction of the Tabernacle and Aaron's Garments
I'm a little disappointed with the way Exodus ends. It's a great saga of an escape from slavery. Of reuniting with your long lost god. Of having your god NOT kick your ass after he finds you cheating on him.
An observation. God seems to me like a father who abandoned his family then comes back years later and over compensates for his absence by being really nice to his kids. Then when they accept him back into the family, he becomes overbearing, bitter and wishes he had stayed away.
To have the book end with the first use of the tabernacle is kind of a let down. And the book of Leviticus seems to continue exactly where Exodus.