Wednesday, February 18, 2015

How to be the Best of the Best

If you lived in the nation of Israel in 1440 BC, Bezalel would have been a household word. Like Rolex watches, Mercedes cars, Waterford crystal or Petersen's Candy Carrots (well maybe our carrots aren't in quite the same class), Bezalel was famous among the people for being the best of the best.

Because he was the best he got to do something very special...

Bezalel was the one who got to build the Ark of the Covenant.

Is that cool or what?

I hear people say when they get to heaven they are going to look up Paul, Peter or Abraham to ask them a question about some deep theological issue. I want to talk to Bezalel, he is an artist and engineer all rolled into one. What kind of a guy is so good that he gets mentioned multiple times in the story of the building of the tabernacle. We don't even know for sure the name of the Pharaoh in Eygpt but we know about Bezalel.

Here are the characteristics of Bezalel:
  1. Filled with the Spirit of God - He was Godly
  2. Ability - He was able
  3. Intelligence - He could think
  4. Knowledge - He was wise
  5. Craftsmanship - He was really good at his craft
  6. Creative in Design - He was an independent thinker.
  7. Able to work in every craft - His skills were broad and he could get things done through others.
If he wasn't building the Tabernacle where God would dwell with the people. Which is just about the most important job ever. He would have been a good farmer.

How many of these characteristics can you check off the list?  Each one of us are equipped like Bezalel for some area of service. It didn't say playing video games,, or watching TV or surfing the Internet anywhere on Bezalel's list.

If you want to be the best you got to "bring it" every day just like Bezalel. You got to get up early. He didn't get to be the best by only doing things half way. 

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