Your Sacred Craft

“Then Moses said to the people of Israel, “See, the LORD has called by name Bezalel the son of Uri, son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah; and he has filled him with the Spirit of God, with skill, with intelligence, with knowledge, and with all craftsmanship, to devise artistic designs, to work in gold and silver and bronze, in cutting stones for setting, and in carving wood, for work in every skilled craft. And he has inspired him to teach, both him and Oholiab the son of Ahisamach of the tribe of Dan. He has filled them with skill to do every sort of work done by an engraver or by a designer or by an embroiderer in blue and purple and scarlet yarns and fine twined linen, or by a weaver—by any sort of workman or skilled designer.”

When I think of spiritual gifts or the kind of stuff that God’s Spirit is involved in, I usually think of the kind of stuff that happens in a church, small group, or ministry setting. So you can imagine my surprise when I came across the story above. When Moses and Israel were gearing up build the tabernacle, they turned to Bezalel and Oholiab, you were anointed for their crafts. Over their years of experience, practice, hard work, the Spirit had been filling them with skill, intelligence, knowledge and craftsmanship.

As you go about practicing your craft, do it partnering with the Spirit who is filling you.

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