[IHFHBOH] 2006-05-30 - Tabernacle Builders

Exodus 35:30-36:2 (NCV) Then Moses said to the Israelites, "Look, the Lord has chosen Bezalel son of Uri the son of Hur, from the tribe of Judah. 31 The Lord has filled Bezalel with the Spirit of God and has given him the skill, ability, and knowledge to do all kinds of work. 32 He is able to design pieces to be made of gold, silver, and bronze, 33 to cut stones and jewels and put them in metal, to carve wood, and to do all kinds of work. Also, the Lord has given Bezalel and Oholiab, the son of Ahisamach from the tribe of Dan, the ability to teach others. 35 The Lord has given them the skill to do all kinds of work. They are able to cut designs in metal and stone. They can plan and sew designs in the fine linen with the blue, purple, and red thread. And they are also able to weave things. 1 So Bezalel, Oholiab, and every skilled person will do the work the Lord has commanded, because he gave them the wisdom and understanding to do all the skilled work needed to build the Holy Tent." 2 Then Moses called Bezalel, Oholiab, and all the other skilled people to whom the Lord had given skills, and they came because they wanted to help with the work.

God wanted a tabernacle built so years before he gave. God knew he would need metal and fabric artisans so he fashioned Bezalel in the womb of Uri's wife and two other boys, a second Bezalel and Oholiab, in the womb of Ahisamach's wife. God instilled abilities in each of them. He created them for this very purpose. No matter what the task is that God desires to be done, he has given someone the ability to do it. And, if it's something that needs to be done in mass or repeatedly, he gives the ability to teach others to help or follow. He has a purpose for each and every one of his children. This includes you if you have ever repented of your sin and confessed Jesus as the Savior who died for you and the resurrected and still living Lord.

But it's up to you. You must have a desire to work. Ask God to reveal your purpose and be willing to serve him.

God, I know you made me in my mom's womb and gave me the abilities that I have so that I could fulfill the work you would want done one day. Show me day by day what that work is for that day and give me the strength to use my ability toi serve you faithfully in this life. I love you God. You are truly amazing in how you would choose to use me and let me stumble through a task rather than doing it right the first time by yourself. Thanks for letting me work with you. Help me not to get discouraged but to keep fighting the good fight and tackling each task and building on every opportunity you bless me with. Thank you Jesus. Amen


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All scripture references from KJV unless otherwise noted