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Great Skill And Care

Great Skill And Care

31 January 2011

Today’s Reading: Exodus 28-29; Acts 7

Scripture:

3 Instruct all the skilled craftsmen whom I have filled with the spirit of wisdom. Have them make garments for Aaron that will distinguish him as a priest set apart for my service. 6 The craftsmen must make the ephod of finely woven linen and skillfully embroider it with gold and with blue, purple, and scarlet thread. 15 Then, with great skill and care, make a chestpiece to be worn for seeking a decision from God. Make it to match the ephod, using finely woven linen embroidered with gold and with blue, purple, and scarlet thread. (Exodus 28:3, 6, 15 NLT)

Building God’s Tabernacle so he could dwell with his people, crafting all the implements that would be used to worship God, and making all the clothing for the priests was the most important project ever undertaken by humans. God planned and initiated the project, God provided the necessary material resources, and God gave his people the skills and abilities to complete the project. The Tabernacle, its furnishings and the clothing for the priests were to be made of the very best materials and made by the very best craftsmen and women, working carefully at the peak of their skills.

Reading this makes me want to learn more and to better practice the skills of my work for God. It’s such a privilege to have a part in God’s building project! The work of building God’s house is still the most important project ever undertaken by humans. Let’s work for God with the greatest skill and care! God still deserves the very best.

Prayer:

Father, Thanks for the privilege of serving you. Thanks for the privilege of being called to labor in building your church and advancing your Kingdom. I purpose to do my best in learning, in preparation, and in carrying out the work you’ve given me to do. I want to serve you with great skill and care. Help me and my friends to work for you in a way that’s honoring to you and to the greatness of your calling. Amen.

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