Behind the Scenes of Life

God works behind the scenes

Exodus 35-37 God Calls, Gifts, and Anoints

God is in the business of calling, anointing, and using people for the work of the ministry. Perhaps Bezalel learned how to fashion raw materials back in Egypt as they worked to make beautiful things for Pharaoh. Perhaps they were part of the workforce and one of the Israelite foremen. [Ex. 5]

We may not know who those workers may be just as Moses didn’t know but then God revealed Bezalel and Aholiab. God had been moving in their hearts that they might be prepared. We don’t know about their former lives, but perhaps they were trained in Egypt to prepare beautiful things for Pharaoh. Now God will use those skills and anoint them by the Spirit of God to be artisans, designers, and workers of precious metals for the work of the Tabernacle. God is the one who gifts each person. He gifted the artisans to build the Tabernacle.

Just as God uses His Word to teach, reprove, correct and train us in righteousness. [2Tim 3:16] He also has orchestrated events in our lives so we are being prepared to be useful workers in His kingdom’s work. You may not see yourself as a Bezalel or Aholiab. Take a moment and ponder what God has been doing in your life and thank Him for the skills you have for His work.

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