Bible Reading: Exodus 31; I Corinthians 12
Exodus 31:1-3 KJV
1 And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,
2 See, I have called by name Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah:
3 And I have filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship,
Les Brown has said, “We were not born to make a living. We we born to live our making.” What a precious realization that God has a specific purpose for each of our lives. We are individually unique and special, and we are unbelievably important to God and His will.
We have highlighted before that God equips and gifts people with skills and talents necessary to fulfill His will and bring Him glory, and we see here again in Exodus 31 that God qualifies individuals for the work needed to be accomplished! Let it be motivating, even in our darkest and most discouraging days, that we are each of us individually important and precious to God! Let it be encouraging that, even when we don’t feel up to the task, the necessary abilities and strengths are not produced within ourselves but by our Saviour Who calls us! And let us be humbled with the understanding that it was God, not ourselves, Who gifted us in those certain areas.
Bezaleel was a gifted craftsman, but he is not mentioned in Scripture because he became one of the wealthiest men in the camp. He was not mentioned in Scripture because he produced the most ornate work. He is called out by God, rather, and eternally inscribed in God’s Holy Word, remembered for millennia by men, simply because he used the gifts and abilities God gave him to serve the God Who blessed him. We also are precious to God indeed. Let us use the gifts He has blessed us with to serve Him, for His work is eternal! Each of us has a job that only we can do, and we can only do it with God’s help!
— Eli Faulds