Exodus 31

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Exodus 31:1-6

NOT TRIVIAL

 

I have a Bible trivia question for you.  Without looking at our text, who was Bezaleel?

You were probably stumped, because Bezaleel is probably one of the more obscure Bible characters in the Bible.  Although Bezaleel provides a great question for the next Bible Trivia quiz you are required to write, the importance of Bezaleel and the impact that he had were not trivial at all.

 

Bezaleel was responsible for the construction of all the things involved in the worship that took place in the tabernacle, including the ark, the mercy seat, the tabernacle furniture, candlesticks, the altar, and the high priest's garments.  See Exodus 31:7-11.  Bezaleel also shows us how God can use people who may feel obscure.

 

HE WAS SELECTED - Vss. 1-2

God had a plan for his life. He was selected "by name" for a very important task.

God has a specific plan for the life of each Christian. 

God has something for each one of us to do. Ephesians 2:10, Ephesians 5:15-17, 1 Peter 4:11

 

HE WAS SKILLED - Vss. 3-5

God had made this man skilled in a number of areas.

God has given at least one Spiritual Gift to each Christian.  Ephesians 4:11-12, 1 Peter 4:10, 1 Corinthians 12:1-7, Romans 12:3-8

 

HE WAS SUPPORTED - Vs. 6

There were other gifted people who were to work along with Bezaleel.

There was a partnership formed to get the job done.

The church is viewed as a body.  For a body to work well, each part of the body needs to function.  Pastors and missionaries need other gifted people to work along with them in order for the church to reach its full potential.  1 Corinthians 12:13-27

 

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