Exodus 31:1-6.. 1 Now the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 2 “See, I have called by name Bezalel,… 3 I have filled him with the Spirit of God in wisdom, in understanding, in knowledge, and in all kinds of craftsmanship, 4 to make artistic designs for work in gold, in silver, and in bronze, 5 and in the cutting of stones for settings, and in the carving of wood, that he may work in all kinds of craftsmanship. 6 … I Myself have appointed with him Oholiab,…and in the hearts of all who are skillful I have put skill, that they may make all that I have commanded you:
At the time Exodus 31 was written the Israelites were a wandering people with hundreds of years of Egyptian slavery in their immediate past. How would craftsmen skilled in such delicate disciplines be found among them? God equips them as described in vv.1-6. The craftsmanship of the people in the construction of the Tabernacle can be traced back to one source: God fills the people with skill, wisdom, understanding, knowledge, and all kinds of craftsmanship. They were able to make all that God had commanded them.
What act of faithfulness is God calling me to in my life? When God commands, He also equips; when He gives statutes, He also gives the way. Praise God that He hasn’t left us a list of rules to be completed one by one under the threat of hell. Instead He has redeemed us as His people by the blood of Christ. As His disciples, He desires us to love Him and serve Him. He provides the strength, power, guidance and wisdom while disciples do His will and obey His commandments.
“For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments; and His commandments are not burdensome.” A
O God help me demonstrate my love for You by keeping Your commandments including those tasks You assign for me to accomplish through Your grace and power.
Notes: A- 1 John 5:3-4 ;
Henry Luke 10/20/2017
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