Today I’m sharing a teaching from Exodus in the First 5 app. Here’s a preview . . .
Today’s Reading: Exodus 35:30-36:7
Exodus 36:1 (ESV) “Bezalel and Oholiab and every craftsman in whom the LORD has put skill and intelligence to know how to do any work in the construction of the sanctuary shall work in accordance with all that the LORD has commanded.”
I was barely 20 years old when I learned God doesn’t gift all believers equally for all areas of ministry. I thought I knew my role at church. College students help with the youth group, right? But I was horrible at youth ministry. I was the most awkward person in the room. (Did I mention I was serving with junior high kids?! ) Now I appreciate and pray for those who minister to our youth, but I know God has equipped me to serve in different ways.
In today’s passage, we read that God called and equipped specific men to build the tabernacle as the Lord had commanded. Not every Israelite knew these skilled crafts – and God planned it that way. But as each person walked in the good works God prepared for them, the Israelites built the Lord’s dwelling place. When God gave them work to do, He equipped them for that task with gifts that were personal, sovereignly given and abundant. He does the same for us today.
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