Exodus 35:30-33 “30 Then Moses said to the sons of Israel, ‘See, the Lord has called by name Bezalel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah. 31 And He has filled him with the Spirit of God, in wisdom, in understanding and in knowledge and in all craftsmanship; 32 to make designs for working in gold and in silver and in bronze, 33 and in the cutting of stones for settings and in the carving of wood, so as to perform in every inventive work.’”


 Most people think that when someone is “called” by God that means they are going into the ministry.  God only calls people to be preachers or missionaries, right?  Wrong!  Look at today’s passage.  Bezalel was called to be the artist for the tabernacle.  God gave him specific gifts and abilities to be used for His glory. He even said, “He has filled him with the Spirit of God.”  Wow!  A Spirit filled artist.  That’s just cool.

Can you imagine how Bezalel felt when he heard Moses saying God had called him to serve Him in this way.  He was probably thinking, “How can I be used of God in the desert?”  There’s not much need for an artist in the wilderness.


Your children will be given gifts by God through the Holy Spirit at salvation. I truly believe that.  I am not talking about talents or abilities. I am talking about spiritual gifts that can be manifested through talents and abilities.  As parents, it is our job to nurture those gifts and give them opportunities to develop them.

I bet Bezalel’s parents encouraged his artistic talents as a child, not knowing that God would one day take those and through His Spirit use them to help build the tabernacle.  Only God knows how He will use your child to honor Him.

I pray you are using your gifts to honor your Father in heaven.  It is sad to see someone neglect the gifts God has given them. And I know it saddens the heart of God for Him to see His children not use what He has given them to further His kingdom.  Be obedient with your gifts.

Father, thank You for the gifts You have given me. My heart longs to use them for Your glory!


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