Word 4U Today



“…I have given special skill to all the gifted craftsmen…” Exodus 31:6 NLT

Today, we’re looking at one of the Bible’s Dynamic Duos. Not Paul and Timothy, Moses and Aaron, or even David and Jonathan.

Allow us to introduce to you…wait for it…Bezalel and Oholiab, craftsman by trade! We come across them in Exodus 31:1-11. They had a ridiculously specific task to carry out in order to make God’s tabernacle, works that human minds couldn’t dream up.

It’s the type that would leave people floored, open-mouthed, and looked up to heaven.
These were God appointments and He empowered Bezalel, Oholiab, and their team so the works of their hands flourished. That’s actually pretty serious; before Acts 2:1-4 (look it up)

God didn’t give His Spirit to people in general, only to certain individuals for specific tasks, so these guys had it going for them. The Bible says they were specifically chosen by God, equipped, and anointed by Him to produce beautiful craftsmanship for His glory.

God’s got plans like that for you.

We have ‘the helper’ (John 14:26) to let us realize the gift and abilities we have to contribute to the body of Christ.

He’s shaped you with a particular style of personality and style of gifting. He wants to pull out all the stops!

To use you in all sorts of wonderful ways that will stretch and fulfill you like nothing and no one else.

God has “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future” (Jeremiah 29:11 NIV).

What now?

Feeling unsure of your gifting? Putting your faith into practice can help you realize your talents. Talk to your church leader about an opportunity to serve and start an exciting journey!

Joy Ferdiz

October 17th, 2013

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