26 May


Nestled in the Exodus narrative is a little insight about an intriguing man named Bezalel.

Then the LORD said to Moses, “Look, I have specifically chosen Bezalel son of Uri, grandson of Hur, of the tribe of Judah. I have filled him with the Spirit of God, giving him great wisdom, ability, and expertise in all kinds of crafts.”  Exodus 31:1-3

What is notable about Bezalel and what can we learn from his life?

Bezalel was a master craftsman. He was a marketplace leader, he was spirit-filled and he used his platform for God’s purposes.

God places people in the marketplace for a reason. They are especially effective when they operate in the Spirit and recognize they are chosen for a specific purpose.

Here are the keys to being more like Bezalel:

Recognize we have been chosen for a specific purpose.

Walk in the Spirit.

Master something.

Use our gifts and talents for the good of God and others.

It is also interesting to note that Bezalel came from legacy. It appears his grandfather was Hur who helped Aaron hold up Moses arms during battle.

What a heritage and a reminder that we too have the opportunity to leave a lasting legacy for generations.

Oh to be more like Bezalel!

Thoughts to consider.

What have I mastered?

Am I walking in the Spirit?

Am I using my gifts and talents for the good of God and others?

I am I leaving a lasting legacy?