Being Skilful in what we do
We need to be the best in everything that we do. We should be the best employees, the best in business, doing everything with excellence.
Exodus 35: 30 – 35
30And Moses said unto the children of Israel, See, the LORD hath called by name Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah;
31And he hath filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship;
32And to devise curious works, to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass,
33And in the cutting of stones, to set them, and in carving of wood, to make any manner of cunning work.
34And he hath put in his heart that he may teach, both he, and Aholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan.
35Them hath he filled with wisdom of heart, to work all manner of work, of the engraver, and of the cunning workman, and of the embroiderer, in blue, and in purple, in scarlet, and in fine linen, and of the weaver, even of them that do any work, and of those that devise cunning work.
Just as the Lord called Bezaleel the son of Uri to be filled with wisdom of heart to work all manner of work so can He fill us with wisdom relevant to us.
What does the bible say?
If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
The wisdom that we are asked to request for here is not limited to direction only for our lives but it can be applied to our daily jobs , businesses, or anything we need to do.
Have you ever read the description of the tabernacle that the Lord gave Moses in the book of Exodus? It was a very detailed plan and Moses was instructed to build according to the pattern received:
Exodus 25: 9 – 10
8And let them make me a sanctuary; that I may dwell among them.
9According to all that I shew thee, after the pattern of the tabernacle, and the pattern of all the instruments thereof, even so shall ye make it.
The Lord gave Moses a very detailed pattern, and Bezaleel the son of Uri was given wisdom to carry out the exactly what the Lord wanted and Bezaleel did it according to pattern.
Exodus 39: 43
And Moses did look upon all the work, and, behold, they had done it as the LORD had commanded, even so had they done it: and Moses blessed them.
Only the Lord could have enabled a man to do such a work. The requirements of the sanctuary were very detailed. The Lord filled Bezaleel with wisdom to do the work and even to teach others.
We have so many privileges in the Lord and one of them is to ask for wisdom.
We have no excuse for doing things in an inferior way. Lets be people of excellence doing things skilfully. The wisdom of the Lord is available to us provided we apply ourselves to it.