Hey brothers – join us this Thursday night for our January Men’s Fellowship Night. Pastor Andrew Brown, Senior Pastor of First Baptist Toms River will be sharing God’s Word. Dinner begins at 6:15 AM and the program will follow. Call 800-453-7942. Check out our website for details: http://americaskeswick.org/christian-events/monthly-events/mens-fellowship-night
Bezalel and Aholiab Who?
Bezalel and Aholiab and every wise-hearted man in whom the Lord has put wisdom and understanding to know how to do all the work for the service of the sanctuary shall work according to all that the Lord has commanded. (Exodus 36: 1 Amplified Bible)
The past several days I have been in the book of Exodus and reading about the construction of the tabernacle and all the furnishings. Often we tend to gloss over this as it is a very detailed (especially if you are like most men as we hate reading instructions!) instruction manual on how God wanted the tabernacle and all the accessories built.
There’s not a lot in Scripture about the guy Bezalel (what a name!), but he played a very pivotal role in doing the major part of the construction of the tabernacle and its furnishings.
Of this man, we read in Exodus 35 (Amplified Bible) that God filled him with the Spirit of God, with ability and wisdom, with intelligence and understanding, and with a knowledge of all craftsmanship (v. 31). It also said that God has put in Bezalel’s heart that he may teach, both he and Aholiab … (v. 26). God filled them with wisdom of heart and the ability to do all the manner of craftsmanship, of the engraver, of the skillful workman, of the embroiderer in blue, purple, and scarlet, and in fine linen, and of the weaver, even of those who do or design any skilled work (v. 34-35).
Read through the remaining chapters of Exodus and you will see the phrase “He made” 46 times (Amplified Bible ). Bottom line, he did it all just the way God commanded Moses.
What has God called YOU to do? Does the job require that you follow His commands and instructions? Is it a job that seems “over your head?” One that seems to be above your pay-scale? Well, God will never call you to do something for Him unless He will be faithful to equip you to do the job.
Paul wrote to the body at Thessalonica: Faithful is He who is calling you [to Himself] and utterly trustworthy, and He will also do it [fulfill His call by hallowing and keeping you] (1 Thessalonians 4: 24 Amplified Bible). If He has placed a call on your life – be obedient. Trust Him. And be amazed at what He will do in and through you! Dr. Bill Welte is President/CEO of America’s Keswick
Keswick, America’s (2012-12-13). Real Victory for Real Life Volume 2 (Kindle Locations 1538-1545). Kindle Edition.
Think About This: There are times it seems its only ourselves and God, when we fight through the fog of circumstances we see the troops of heaven on the horizon overcoming darkness. John Fraser
This Week’s Verse to Memorize: Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you. Deuteronomy 31:6