There’s no better way to start the week than by filling up with God’s Word. So each Monday morning join me here to take a brief, but reflective look into a passage of Scripture.
Has God ever asked you take on a task or step out in an area of service but you hesitated because you did not feel equipped to carry it out? Maybe you felt the task was just too big or that you didn’t have the skill or wisdom. We have probably all felt that way at one time or another.
There’s a great story in the Bible that helps us understand how God equips us to obey His call to work. After God brought the Israelites out of Egypt, He gave Moses plans for a tabernacle which would be His dwelling place among the people. These plans were full of detailed and ornate furnishings and décor. As God dictated His plans to Moses I can imagine Moses thinking, “And just how am I supposed to accomplish this!” But God had provided in advance.
Then the LORD said to Moses, “See, I have chosen Bezalel son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, and I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with skill, ability and knowledge in all kinds of crafts – to make artistic designs for work in gold, silver and bronze, to cut and set stones, to work in wood, and to engage in all kinds of craftsmanship. Moreover, I have appointed Oholiab son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan, to help him. Also I have given skill to all the craftsmen to make everything I have commanded you: the Tent of Meeting, the ark of the Testimony with the atonement cover on it, and all the other furnishings of the tent – the table and its articles, the pure gold lampstand and all its accessories, the altar of incense, the altar of burnt offering and all its utensils, the basin with its stand – and also the woven garments, both the sacred garments for Aaron the priest and the garments for his sons when they serve as priests, and the anointing oil and fragrant incense for the Holy Place. They are to make them just as I commanded you.”
Exodus 31:1-11, NIV
How had God already provided for the construction of the tabernacle and its furnishings?
In 2 Corinthians 9:8, Paul told the Christians in Corinth, “God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.” When God calls us to a task, we can trust that He will equip us to carry it out. Whatever God asks of us He also provides!
Has God recently asked you to carry out a new task or serve in a new area? If so, what is it? Do you feel equipped and prepared? Will you trust God for His equipping?