Then Moses said to the people of Israel, “See, the LORD has called by name Bezalel the son of Uri, son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah; and he has filled him with the Spirit of God, with skill, with intelligence, with knowledge, and with all craftsmanship, to devise artistic designs, to work in gold and silver and bronze, in cutting stones for setting, and in carving wood, for work in every skilled craft. And he has inspired him to teach, both him and Oholiab the son of Ahisamach of the tribe of Dan. He has filled them with skill to do every sort of work done by an engraver or by a designer or by an embroiderer in blue and purple and scarlet yarns and fine twined linen, or by a weaver—by any sort of workman or skilled designer. Exodus 35:30-35
“Bezalel and Oholiab and every craftsman in whom the LORD has put skill and intelligence to know how to do any work in the construction of the sanctuary shall work in accordance with all that the LORD has commanded.” Exodus 36:1
God has filled these men with His Spirit to do all that God has devised for building the Sanctuary. The inspiration for all that was to be done comes from the Holy Spirit. Bezalel and Oholiab were gifted artisans appointed by God and given the gifts in order to accomplish the many arts that were required for this beautiful place. There were other craftsmen working with these two men, but these two would work alongside of all the others as superintendents or general contractors (as we might call them today) to accomplish this incredibly honorable task of God’s.
God’s gifts bring honor and glory to the Giver of gifts should we, the recipient, use them in the way He intends.
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. James 1:17
God, You know what You want done in Your Kingdom. You know who can and will do what You ask. As You place gifts into each one of us, guide us to that calling that we would do it to Your honor and Your glory. I pray that our ears would be open to hear Your call upon our lives and that we would obey this call. I thank You, Father, for the many ways You use me and pray that I will be open to that which You gift me. In the Powerful Name of Jesus, I lift these requests and praises up. Amen.
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