The Task and the Call

Exodus 35 & 36 talk in length about the gifts and skills that the Lord gave certain men to equip them in constructing the tabernacle. Repeated throughout is the fact that they have been filled “with the Spirit of God, with skills, … more »

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If Talking Is A Skill, Then It’s Mine!

Skills are inherent, innate, gifts from God. Before our creation God has enabled us with a set of skills that we are to use for his glory and to further the Kingdom. Just because skills are supposed to be utilized … more »

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A Stirring Of Our Hearts

“Then Moses called Bezalel and Oholiab, and every gifted artisan in whose heart the Lord had put wisdom, everyone whose heart was stirred to come and do the work.” — Exodus 36:2. This passage in Exodus provides a wonderful insight … more »

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What’s Wrong With “Work Hard, Play Hard”?

I think I speak confidently for most of my generation of millennials when I say this: we have a skewed sense of time. We live for the here and now, addicted to our own immediate gratification, largely incapable of grasping … more »

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Consistency and Ownership

I always love stories where somebody has been given or put in charge of a kingdom. Most of those stories whether true or fictional follow the same narrative, a person is given dominion, goes through a phase of losing his … more »

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The Secret-Revealer

Genesis 41 gives an account of Joseph’s restoration from the pit to a place of honor at Pharaoh’s right hand. He’s called for the purpose of interpreting Pharaoh’s dreams of the seven plump and seven famished cows, for Pharaoh learns … more »

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Joseph as a Model of Trust

I love this story of Joseph. To me, it speaks to his wisdom, to his leadership, to his discipline, and to his trust in the Lord. It provides insight into the decision-making of a man who has been put into … more »

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Work Well to Rest Well

Growing up, my folks instilled in me a respect for Sunday, the Lord’s day; though not as extreme as some of my friends at church. Our morning usually consisted of Sunday school, church, and then the same fried chicken and … more »

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Work-Rest Balance

The Word of the Lord spells out the instructions for keeping the Sabbath rather plainly in Deuteronomy. No one is to do any work on that one day of the week. They are to rest from the daily work they … more »

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Commanded to Rest

Rest. I am unsure if today’s culture even understands what rest means. I know, at least, that my personal definition is skewed. In Deuteronomy 5:12-15 God commands his people to do one thing: rest. Any and all people and animals … more »

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