Re: Verse reading–Exodus 35:4-10; 20-35; 36:2-7 (day seven)
“Then Moses summoned Bezalel and Oholiab and every skilled person to whom the Lord had given ability.”–36:2.
The biblical idea of spiritual gifts is larger than we sometimes think. Most of us are familiar with “tests” that can be taken to identify our “gifts”. But these instruments often use a very narrow list of possible giftings. Bezalel and Oholiab were probably excluded. The SPIRIT had given them artistic skill. See 35:30. Metal, stone and wood. They were craftsmen. They were also, by the same SPIRIT, gifted to teach others. See 35:34. Reminds me of the FBCSA Imago Academy. SPIRITUALLY gifted artists, training the next generation to serve God through music, voice and art. Are you gifted? Don’t be surprised if the Lord “summons” you to develop and use your gift in Kingdom service. As true with money and freedom (Happy Memorial Day, everyone) as it is with talent, “To whom much is given, much is required.”