God gave Moses a detailed list of how to build the tabernacle and what items must go inside. After Moses passed along the instructions to the Israelites, they served God by giving whatever they had — metals, jewelry, fabric, lamp oil — to help make the tabernacle.
But building the tabernacle would require more than just stuff — it would also take artistic skills. So God gave wisdom and skills to a man named Bezalel “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 artistic crafts” (Exodus 35:32-33). God called on another skilled man, Oholiab, to help and to teach others how to embroider, design and weave.
Thank You for the creativity You give people like me. Please help me to use my gifts to serve others in Your name and please give other children the tools they need to be creative.
In Your Name, Amen.
Compassion Explorer is a kids’ magazine from Compassion International that helps children develop Christ-like compassion for the poor.