Text: Exodus 28-31; Proverbs 5
As the Lord gives instructions for worship, there is a lot of detail. He is a God who is over all, and is also in all the details. A verse that caught my eye was 28:3. His instructions here require a lot of people to bring their best skills to bear:
You shall speak to all the skillful, whom I have filled with a spirit of skill…
Every skill that we have is from the Lord. Whether we are good with our hands, or can play a musical instrument, or speak or pray quietly or craft ornamentation – whatever we are able to do is as a result of a skill God gave. It makes sense that our worship would include putting those skills to work – on display even, to the glory of God. So- here’s a challenge: Is there some skill which I have that I am using for purposes other than the glory of God? Is there some skill that I could use for His glory but have allowed to sit idle? Something to pray about, methinks.
in Him, Mike