God spoke to Moses, saying…

Exodus 31:1 – 31:4 – “God spoke to Moses, saying: ‘See, I have called by the name: Bezalel son or Uri, son or Hur, of the tribe of Judah. I have filled him with a Godly spirit, with wisdom, insight and knowledge, and with every craft, to weave designs, to work with gold, silver, and copper, stone-cutting for setting, and wood-carving – to perform every craft.’”
Bezalel is the artist/craftsman who built the Tabernacle. Imagine that one man could have all the artistic talent and craft skills to be entrusted to build a house for God. And, consider that such a man had been, up until a few months earlier, a slave. How did he learn all of this? And, what’s truly amazing is that, according to the Commentators, Bezalel wasn’t even a man. He was 13-year-old boy! The answer to, “How is this possible?” is that God “filled him” with those abilities. What talents can God fill us with, if we seek God? We’ve probably all seen the phenomenon of a person blossoming creatively after becoming sober. It’s a remarkable experience to see someone whose life had consisted of, say, hanging around bars all day, suddenly emerge in sobriety and become an award-winning photographer or published author. Where did all of that come from? I think there are two answers. At one level, the talent was already there, but dormant, silenced by addiction. Secondly, God “fills” that person with the talents or works to bring them to the surface. If you seek God, God may fill you with talents that you didn’t know you had.

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