“And Moses called Bezaleel and Aholiab, and every wise hearted man, in whose heart the LORD had put wisdom, even everyone whose heart stirred him up to come unto the work to do it.” Exodus 36:2

On the mountain, God gave Moses a plan for the tabernacle that he wanted built as a place of worship for the Israelites.  He gave Moses specific details for every part from the boards of the framework, to the oil that would be used in the candlestick. Many skills would be needed to accomplish this great task.  They did not have the tools or resources that are available to us today.

This verse in Exodus tells us that God had already put wisdom into the hearts of two men in the Israelite camp.  They would be the ones to instruct others as they prepared all the items that would be needed.  The people would willingly give of whatever they had in their possessions to see this work go forward.

As I was reading this story, I felt impressed that God has always had a plan, and He has a way of preparing ahead of time for what is needed.

About a year ago, everything changed as news of the virus spreading across the world brought new experiences for us all.  This did not come as a surprise to the Lord, and He had a plan for the family of God to accomplish the work of the kingdom even in the face of this pandemic.

The Lord already had people in place in our churches, who were skilled in technology and could teach pastors and workers what they needed to know to ensure that services could be held, even if meeting in our buildings was not possible.  Online streaming, Zoom, and other outlets have made it possible that we could still hear the Word of God preached and worship with other believers in our homes. Those who were teaching home Bible studies have found a way to teach online and souls are being reached through this outlet.

God not only provided workers who were willing to do their part to keep the Church alive, he also has provided the financial resources needed to purchase the equipment for these avenues.

We all should take advantage of every opportunity we have to learn new skills, because we never know when they will be needed in the work of the Kingdom. I trust that everyone reading this today, has found someway to be used of God during this past year. It’s not too late to start, because we do not know when things will get back to normal.

Prayer:  Jesus we thank you that you have given us wisdom and knowledge, and we want to use it for your honour and glory.  Continue to bless your people as they labour together to see the Kingdom grow and prosper.

Devotion by Anne Johnston

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