Exodus 31:2-4 “See, I have chosen Bezalel and I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with wisdom, with understanding, with knowledge and with all kinds of skills to make artistic designs…”
Reflections: The Forgotten One
If you have read the Bible or go to the movies, you know about Moses. But, an unknown craftsman and friend of his is mentioned in this verse that will rock your world. He models what God wants to do in your life.
After their escape from Egypt, the Lord called Moses to the top of Mount Sinai to receive the Law and designs for the new Tabernacle. He was informed that he had empowered a man, Bezalel, with the Holy Spirit to make it happen. What Bezalel did to created a physical Tabernacle to attract people to God, we can do with the tabernacle of our lives.
First, Bezalel was given the Holy Spirit just like you. That gift in Old Testament days was rare, but the indwelling Holy Spirit is a gift to all believers today. That begs the question; do we acknowledge his presence and power in our lives? Do we ignore his leading, convicting and teaching or seek him in all we do? Right now, pause for a moment and sense his presence in you. Imagine having the power of God on tap in your life.
Second, the Holy Spirit provided what Bezalel needed to be successful: wisdom, understanding, knowledge and skill. Of course Bezalel brought something to the table, but the Spirit empowered him with what he lacked. I have often gleaned an unprepared insight while preaching a sermon or felt the leading to call a person only to discover the timing was perfect. When we jump in to do what we can and rely on the Holy Spirit, he equips us and accomplishes what we cannot on our own.
Third, there is a key to this teamwork. Bezalel and his team where instructed to build the Tabernacle following the instructions just as they were commanded by the Lord (verse 11). My friend, when God speaks he doesn’t stutter. His words are true, dependable and will equip you to be successful no matter your challenge or difficulty. The beauty is that obeying God’s Word releases the power of the Holy Spirit in you to do amazing things you never dreamed. So, obey and watch.
Bezalel’s Tabernacle provided a safe and inviting place for generations to worship and purify their lives. You, too, are building the tabernacle of your life where God dwells. Just imagine what the Holy Spirit could do through you to capture the imaginations of those you love. I beg you to sense and enjoy his loving presence and power everyday.