God’s Gifts and His Glory
Today’s reading: Exodus 36:1-38:20
My selection: Exodus 36:2 And Moses called Bezalel and Oholiab and every craftsman in whose mind the Lord had put skill, everyone whose heart stirred him up to come to do the work.
My reflections: There is shown here respect for the abilities of workmen and craftsmen but, above all, the LORD is credited for having put into them the skill and intelligence to know how to do the work. This includes designing, engraving, constructing, weaving, etc.
I, who do not have many manual skills, can appreciate these abilities. We had a trim carpenter on our home remodel project who has a deformed right hand. It appears that two of his fingers are stubs but they are extremely large. Nevertheless, his work is impeccable. The skill is in his mind not his hands as we learned from Joni Eareckson Tada who, though a quadriplegic, did wonderful paintings with a brush in her mouth.
My challenge: The point is God gives gifts to His people and their hearts are stirred up to do the work. The gifts vary greatly but all work together to His praise and glory. Do you know the gifts you have been given? Do you use them fully for His glory? Seek to use your gifts faithfully.
Tomorrow’s reading: Exodus 38:21-40:38