36:7 too much. Apparently God’s judgment following the rebellion of the people in connection with the incident of the golden calf had made a profound impression. Only a few days before they had been ready to lapse into idolatry (Exodus 32). Now they were willing to give freely and work diligently to build the tabernacle where God would meet with them. Unfortunately this attitude of repentance and obedience would turn out to be short-lived (Numbers 11; etc.).