Filipino Expat Encouragement RL076

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January 17, 2023

Exodus 36:2
Then Moses called Bezalel and Aholiab, and every gifted artisan
in whose heart the LORD had put wisdom, everyone whose
heart was stirred, to come and do the work.

Your preschool daughter clutches a fat purple crayon in her hand. Her arm is sweeping across the paper as she fills a fresh sheet of white paper with colorful circles. Her joyous effort looks like fireworks on a warm summer night. She offers it to you proudly.

“For me? Thank you!” you respond, giving her a hug. “I have the perfect spot for this.” You head to the refrigerator and use a couple of magnets to position her offering so everyone in your home can admire it.

In ancient Israel, two men named Bezalel and Oholiab spent their childhood years faithfully growing in their skills as artisans. By the time they were adults, God called upon them to lead the crew of master craftsmen who would create the interior of the worship center for the nation. However, Bezalel and Oholiab’s skills were not the sole reason for their divine job assignment; these men had also distinguished themselves because they’d been faithful to the Lord. (Bezalel, in fact, is the first person named in Scripture said to be filled with the Spirit of God.) Their work was an offering of love, flowing out of their relationship with God.

He welcomes the gifts your unique skills create the same way you celebrate the crayoned artwork of your child. He celebrates your offering and places it in the perfect spot to reflect His glory. Whatever tasks you face today, ask God to show you how you can use your gifts and glorify Him in the process.

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Quiet Reflections of Hope (Revell, 2009)
Unless otherwise noted, Scripture taken from the New King James Version®, NKJV © 1982 by Thomas Nelson.
Used by permission. All rights reserved.

About Roland Ledoux

Pastor of Oasis Bible Ministry, an outreach ministry of teaching, encouragement and intercessory prayer from the Holy Bible, the written Word of God and author of the ministry website, For The Love of God. He lives in Delta, Colorado with his beautiful wife of 50+ years and a beautiful yellow lab whom they affectionately call Bella.
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