One of the most important people, when it came to the building of the tabernacle, was Bezaleel. Through this one man, the majority of the work of the sanctuary was made. Either Moses told him what God said about what he would do while on Mount Sinai, or the Lord spoke directly to him and he did it just as God desired. In these few verses I will share with you, he helped make one of the most sacred things, which was the ark. It was perfectly crafted with two cherubims at the top of the mercy seat. There were even two rings on each side with poles going through them that could carry the weight of this ark, which is so remarkable. It is written, “and Bezaleel made the ark of shittim wood: two cubits and a half was the length of it, and a cubit and a half the breadth of it, and a cubit and a half the height of it: And he overlaid it with pure gold within and without, and made a crown of gold to it round about. And he cast for it four rings of gold, to be set by the four corners of it; even two rings upon the one side of it, and two rings upon the other side of it.” (Exodus 37:1-3)
What we just read must have been very difficult to do back then, but again nothing is impossible for those who put their trust in God. So much can be done for the building of the kingdom of God, just like was done for the building of the tabernacle then. It is unfortunate that we don’t see people like Bezaleel in the times we live in. People who were so focused on just knowing of God, but doing His will exactly as He would ask of him. Speaking of this great man of faith, the story continues and says that “he made staves of shittim wood, and overlaid them with gold. And he put the staves into the rings by the sides of the ark, to bear the ark. And he made the mercy seat of pure gold: two cubits and a half was the length thereof, and one cubit and a half the breadth thereof. And he made two cherubims of gold, beaten out of one piece made he them, on the two ends of the mercy seat.” (Exodus 37:4-7) I spoke of him doing this portion earlier, but know that he got a “well done” for doing this from God himself. It is now up to us to also hear these words when our life is over. Amen.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, I pray that more people will step out in the faith. That we will no longer be bystanders but proclaim the good news of the gospel with anyone that You put in our path. Help us to be vigilant in knowing and acting upon Your will for us. I truly believe that many people in the faith know what they are supposed to be doing, but have shied away from it for one reason or another. The same can be said for helping people in need. We could hear about a situation with a person or family and know in our hearts that we should go visit them, but instead, we put it on the back burner and forget. Lord, I have seen this happen with me at times and I am sorry. Now, the times I did stop what I was doing and went to visit these people was so special. Every day You put people on my path to witness to, like today. I was walking him from the park and this man recognized me. Instead of talking about life, I brought You up, Jesus, and the importance of raising up our children to know You. Thank You for putting him on my path. I love You, God. I trust in You. Amen.