Bezalel Who? Doing the Work of God

August 14, 2018

 

Oh, we all know the story of Bezalel. Right? No? Okay, I didn't either. I just recently read about Bezalel and what his role was in the history of the Bible. Who was Bezalel? He was the number one person in charge of building the tabernacle and the Arc of the Covenant. This was the wooden, decorated transportation case of the Ten Commandment tablets.

 

Admittedly, this was a huge job that God called Bezalel to. He was entrusted to create something very important. He was acknowledged as being a skilled craftsman and you have to think that out of all of the people, he was the one God wanted. He must have been the best.

 

However, do we tell tales of how awesome Bezalel was? When you think of your top ten or even top twenty Bible stories that you relay to your children, is the story of Bezalel and his job in there anywhere? Probably not. I admit I had no idea who he was. You probably didn't either unless you're a Bible buff with a great memory for names. You can read more about Bezalel and his calling in Exodus 36 and 37.

 

In the grand scheme of things we should strive to be a Bezalel. We should aspire to do the job that God has called us to, whatever it may be (and yes, you have a God appointed job...have you discovered yours yet? Now is as good a time as any!). And more importantly we should strive to do so without recognition. Almost everyone knows what the Arc of the Covenant is. We know the end result of the job and that's the most important thing. We should strive to do our job and do it well even if no one remembers our name.

 

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