GIFTS – BEZALEL
OVERFLOWING IN THE GIFT OF CREATIVITY
John 7:37-38 CSB
On the last and most important day of the festival, Jesus stood up and cried out, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink. (38) The one who believes in me, as the Scripture has said, will have streams of living water flow from deep within him.
Romans 12:6 NIV
We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith;
Grace- Gift —> Joy (all words are rooted together and need to be seen together).
Gifts are linked to faith – or putting gifts to work asap – as soon as possible)
THE STORY OF BEZALEL
CHOSEN: HEB: ‘CALLED BY NAME’ BEZALEL (PROTECTED BY GOD), SON OF URI (FIERY)
Exodus 35:30 NIV
Then Moses said to the Israelites, “See, the Lord has chosen Bezalel son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah,
Ephesians 1:4 NIV
For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love
Exodus 35:31a NIV
and he has filled him with the Spirit of God,
Exodus 35:31b-33 NIV
with wisdom, with understanding, with knowledge and with all kinds of skills— 32 to make artistic designs for work in gold, silver and bronze, (33) to cut and set stones, to work in wood and to engage in all kinds of artistic crafts.
FILLED TO OVERFLOWING. WHY?
Exodus 35:34 NIV
And he has given both him and Oholiab son of Ahisamak, of the tribe of Dan, the ability to teach others.
Exodus 36:1 NIV
So Bezalel, Oholiab and every skilled person to whom the Lord has given skill and ability to know how to carry out all the work of constructing the sanctuary are to do the work just as the Lord has commanded.”