Sunday, July 29, 2012

Doing Good - Day 7

Exodus 29:1-Exodus 40:38

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

               In this section of reading ,the familiar story is when Aaron and the children of Israel get caught worshiping a golden calf. Then as we get to the section on the building of the temple we may tend to speed things up a bit because this is the not so interesting part.

          But really, the names of Bezaleel and Aholiab are names we should be very familiar with. These men did good. They did very good. They built, among many other things,  the altar, the curtains for the tabernacle, the altar of burnt offerings, and all the vessels for the tabernacle.

 "And Bezaleel the son Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, made all that the Lord commanded Moses. And with him was Aholiab, son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan, an engraver, and a cunning workman, and an embroiderer in blue, and in purple, and in scarlet, and fine linen." Exodus 38:22, 23

          These men were asked to do a job and they did it. We need to teach this story in our Sunday schools. These names should come to our minds easily when we are asked to name men that pleased God.

"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." Exodus 39:43

Because of the willingness of Bezaleel and Aholiab and the men and women who worked diligently on the tabernacle all the people were blessed.

I learned that I should acknowledge the people around me that are just quietly going about their business serving God and thank them and remember them in prayer.

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