Equipped For the Ministry

“And I have filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, understanding,knowledge,and all manner of workmanship…” (Exodus 31:3)

There was much work to be done! God had just given Moses detailed instructions for building the tabernacle in the wilderness, but Moses did not have the gift of workmanship. How would this daunting task be completed?

God called Moses to lead the people and not build His sanctuary, so He anointed a man named Bezaleel with His spirit of wisdom, understanding, and knowledge of craftmanship so that he could create beautiful works for the tabernacle made from gold, silver, and brass. He also gave him the gift of stone cutting and wood carving so that the tabernacle would be not only functional but beautiful as well. And to balance the workload, God gave him an assistant to help with this enormous undertaking.

Has God ever called you to a position or project way beyond your human capabilities? Then remember these scriptures: “I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.” ( Phillippians 4:13), “…for with God all things are possible” (Mark 10:27), “God is my refuge and my strength, a present help in time of trouble” (Psalm 142:5). God does not call the talented; He calls the faithful. Then He equips us for the work at hand.

Sometimes God sends us a helper, as he did with Bezaleel. Through His Word, prayer, teachers, spiritual mentors, loved ones, and friends, we derive the guidance and strength that we need.

If God calls you He will also equip you—but only if you remain faithful to His call. (Judy Whittaker)

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