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Devotional

February 18, 2019

Matthew Leighty

Read Exodus 36:1-38

When did Bezalel, Oholiab, and the other skilled craftspeople understand how God had blessed them with their abilities and that He was going to use them in such an incredible act of worship to Him? Was it only when Moses called on them to begin working on the tabernacle or was it before that?

Even though we do not have the answer to this question in Scripture, it is interesting to think about. We have to wonder if Bezalel and Oholiab ever thought they didn’t have much to offer God before the tabernacle. Did they see the ways in which they were gifted as useless? They weren’t great leaders like Moses. They weren’t priests like Aaron. They may not have even been warriors, but they were artisans.

If they ever had such thoughts and feelings, these crashed down around them the day when Moses called on them to work on the tabernacle. In that one moment, they finally realized that what they had deemed the sacred and the secular could actually be one and the same. Everything we do is to be done for God’s glory as an act of worship. Apart from sin, it is all sacred.

In what “ordinary” ways has God gifted you? How have you or can you use these gifts in service to Him?