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Warrior Poet: Exodus 35:22-35

Exodus 35:22-35:  22 All who were willing, men and women alike, came and brought gold jewelry of all kinds: brooches, earrings, rings and ornaments. They all presented their gold as a wave offering to the Lord. 23 Everyone who had blue, purple or scarlet yarn or fine linen, or goat hair, ram skins dyed red or the other durable leather brought them. 24 Those presenting an offering of silver or bronze brought it as an offering to the Lord, and everyone who had acacia wood for any part of the work brought it. 25 Every skilled woman spun with her hands and brought what she had spun—blue, purple or scarlet yarn or fine linen. 26 And all the women who were willing and had the skill spun the goat hair. 27 The leaders brought onyx stones and other gems to be mounted on the ephod and breastpiece. 28 They also brought spices and olive oil for the light and for the anointing oil and for the fragrant incense. 29 All the Israelite men and women who were willing brought to the Lord freewill offerings for all the work the Lord through Moses had commanded them to do.

30 Then Moses said to the Israelites, “See, the Lord has chosen Bezalel son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah,31 and he has filled him with the Spirit of God, with wisdom, with understanding, with knowledge and with all kinds of skills— 32 to make artistic designs for work in gold, silver and bronze, 33 to cut and set stones, to work in wood and to engage in all kinds of artistic crafts. 34 And he has given both him and Oholiab son of Ahisamak, of the tribe of Dan, the ability to teach others. 35 He has filled them with skill to do all kinds of work as engravers, designers, embroiderers in blue, purple and scarlet yarn and fine linen, and weavers—all of them skilled workers and designers.

Spiritual gifts must be developed! You have a gift and may choose not to use it, what good is that?  The most talented person in the world can waste that talent by not developing it.

Are you using your gifts the way God intended?  Are you developing your gifts for God? Are you relying on your ability and not developing your full potential for the kingdom?  These are all crucial to growing in Christ.

Develop what God has given to you, you will give an account!

One thought on “Warrior Poet: Exodus 35:22-35”

  1. I really never connected these verses with Gifts, rather more a blessing given by God to the individual tribes to they could carry out what He had commanded…
    But making the connection, coupled with the parable of the Talents, just rounds off the teaching of Gifts: how they are given, and the purpose behind the giving of them…
    My life group had already been talking of how we were a bit overdue for a “Gifts Assessment” before this sermon series started, and now with the tools/handouts the Church has provided, we are ready to move beyond just “knowing” our Gifts, to a place of Holy utilization !

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