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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

We are His Workers, His Field, His Building

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This week, we’ve studied the freewill offerings, the meanings of the offerings, the significance of the colors used in building the tabernacle.  Today, we studied the significance of the tabernacle workers.  Today, we learned about two particular workers named Bezalel and Oholiab.  We learn in the book of Exodus that God handpicked Bezalel and Oholiab to finish the work of building the tabernacle.
Now the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, “See, I have called by name Bezalel, the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah. – Exodus 31:1-2
Now Bezalel and Oholiab, and every skillful person in whom the Lord has put skill and understanding to know how to perform all the work in the construction of the sanctuary, shall perform in accordance with all that the Lord has commanded.” – Exodus 36:1

 We Are His Workers


God called Bezalel by name.  He put skill and understanding in Bezalel so that he would know how to properly construct His tabernacle.  God called out His workers then and He calls out His workers today.
I have filled him with the Spirit of God in wisdom, in understanding, in knowledge, and in all kinds of craftsmanship. – Exodus 31:3
Not only does God call out His workers, but He also gives wisdom, understanding, knowledge, and all kinds of craftsmanship.  I’ve read hundreds of times about how God gives wisdom, understanding, and knowledge to those who ask Him for it, but the last part of Exodus 31:3 stood out to me today.  God also gives all kinds of craftsmanship.  When God calls out His children for a specific purpose, He not only gives wisdom, understanding, and knowledge, but He also gives the skill and ability to get the job done.  This brings a well-known phrase to mind:  God doesn’t call the qualified.  He qualifies the called.
Sincerity and sweat do not always suffice.  God places us in positions beyond our capabilities so that we will be at His absolute mercy, realizing that only He can succeed. – Beth Moore 
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