"And it shall come to pass afterward that I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh." Joel 2:28
Text: Exodus 36 : 1-2
A CALL TO ALL WHO ARE SPECIALLY GIFTED
Moses recognized that Bezalel and Aholiab would need all the help they could get. He thus issued a call to all whose gifts could be put to good use in the construction of the Tabernacle.
“And Bezalel and Aholiab and every gifted artisan in whom<
the LORD has put wisdom and understanding, to know how
to do all manner of work for the service of the sanctuary, shall do
according to all that the LORD has commanded. Then Moses
called Bezalel and Aholiab, and every gifted artisan in whose heart
the LORD has put wisdom, everyone whose heart was stirred, to
come and do the work.”
This text reveals an important fact! The Spirit of God came upon Bezalel and Aholiab in a most exceptional manner. However, the Spirit of God came upon other artisans as well!
1. “Every gifted artisan in whom the LORD has put wisdom and understanding”
It is most amazing to note just how the Spirit of God in His wisdom would touch and bless artisans with special gifts so that they could contribute significantly towards the construction of the Tabernacle.
2. “In whose heart the LORD had put wisdom, everyone whose heart was stirred”
Both heart and mind were specially touched by the Lord. To be truly gifted, one must have both the skill and the passion. These qualities would go a long way in accomplishing the great work of raising the Tabernacle.
3. “Shall do according to all that the LORD has commanded”
When people are highly gifted, there is always the danger that they would follow their own ideas. It is never easy to lead people who are conscious of the fact that they are very good in their chosen fields of expertise. What could help all to channel their energy appropriately? The following thoughts may be considered:-