“Then the LORD said to Moses,
“See, I have chosen Bezalel son of Uri,
the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah,
and I have filled him with the Spirit of God,
with wisdom, with understanding,
with knowledge and with all kinds of skills
— to make artistic designs
for work in gold, silver and bronze,
to cut and set stones,
to work in wood,
and to engage in all kinds of crafts.
Moreover, I have appointed Oholiab son of Ahisamak,
of the tribe of Dan, to help him.
Also I have given ability
to all the skilled workers
to make everything I have commanded you:”
What creative or artistic skills do you have?
Unless someone is selling their creations
and making a living at it,
people dismiss creativity as a mere hobby.
God is the original creator,
“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”
Who also created us in His own image.
“So God created mankind in his own image,
in the image of God he created them;
male and female he created them.”
Today’s passage tells us
God gifted people with skills in the arts.
They were meant to be used for His kingdom,
“He has filled them with skill
to do all kinds of work
blue, purple and scarlet yarn
and fine linen,
—all of them skilled workers and designers.”
Examine your gifts and talents.
We all waste so much time
on electronics whether television, computers, etc.
that we have left little time for the creative arts.
Take a break.
A long break.
Pick up a needle and embroidery thread,
a paint brush and a canvas, wood, stone, jewelry
…try something new.
“Every good and perfect gift
is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights,
who does not change like shifting shadows.”
Explore what gifts you may have
that you had no idea about.
“Each of you should use whatever gift
you have received to serve others,
as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.”
1 Peter 4:10
Pray and ask God
to show you what gifts you have
and how to use them for His glory.
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A display of gifts!