March 10

Exodus 35:10, 30-35

Craftsmen needed

Moses said to the people of Israel, “This is what the Lord has commanded: All the skilled workers are to come and make the Tent of the Lord, the Covenant Box, the table, the lampstand, the two altars and all the fittings.”

Then God chose a man from the tribe of Judah and gave him the skill, ability and understanding to do every kind of work. The Lord also gave him a helper from the tribe of Dan to teach their crafts to others. So Bezalel, and his helper, Oholiab, got the list of instructions from Moses and started working.

How can I use my talents for God?

God has given each of us talents and abilities to do certain things well. Even if others have the same talent you have, your talent is special because you are unique—with different strengths and weaknesses; likes and dislikes. The way you were brought up, the help and encouragement you get from others, and even the hardships in your life, can help to develop abilities you may not even know you had.

If you are wondering whether God could actually use your abilities, remember that He made you the way He wanted you to be. He put everything inside you that you will ever need to please Him. God is not waiting for you to be perfect, He wants to use you right now—just the way you are. And, in case you thought you don’t have a talent; whatever you are good at is your God-given talent. Use your abilities for His glory. Humbly honor God when you are praised and look for ways to help and encourage others.

Verse for today

For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10