Then Moses said to the Israelites, “See, the Lord has chosen Bezalel son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, and he has filled him with the Spirit of God, with wisdom, with understanding, with knowledge and with all kinds of skills— to make artistic designs for work in gold, silver and bronze, to cut and set stones, to work in wood and to engage in all kinds of artistic crafts.  And he has given both him and Oholiab son of Ahisamak, of the tribe of Dan, the ability to teach others.  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.  So Bezalel, Oholiab and every skilled person to whom the Lord has given skill and ability to know how to carry out all the work of constructing the sanctuary are to do the work just as the Lord has commanded.” —Exodus 35:30-35, 36:1

            The Lord filled Bezalel with: 1-the Spirit of God 2- wisdom 3- understanding 4-knowledge 5- all kinds of skills 6- all kinds of work 7- how to carry out the work 8- the ability to teach others.  The Lord called these men into a specific work and He gave them all they needed to accomplish what He desired.  He even gave them the ability to teach others to be able to accomplish what the Lord desired.

            Do you see your work like that?  We are not to compartmentalize our lives and worship.  We are to serve the Lord in this area of work as well.  Worship is not just during the music moments of praise on a Sunday morning, but our whole lives.  Work is an area of worship.  Do we see our job like that? 

            The Lord has given you His Spirit.  He gives – wisdom, understanding, knowledge, all kinds of skills, all kinds of work, how to carry out the work and the ability to teach others.  This is all worship as we use the abilities He has given us.

            Will you worship Him today in your work?  Are you using the skills He has given you to bring honor to His Name?  Do you seek Him to help you in the work He has for you?  When at work are you working “wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not people?” (Ephesians 6:7) — “not only when their eye is on you and to curry their favor, but with sincerity of heart and reverence for the Lord” (Colossians 3:22).

            A survey I was reading by Office Team mentioned that “on average, employees spend eight hours per workweek on nonwork activities” such as:

  • Personal emails: 30 per cent
  • Social networks: 28 per cent
  • Sports sites: 8 per cent
  • Mobile games: 6 per cent
  • Online shopping: 5 per cent
  • Entertainment sites: 3 per cent

Not only that but “58 per cent of employees simply use their personal mobile devices at work to access websites blocked by their employers.”  Brother and sister, may we worship and honor our Lord through our work and at all times.

Dear Father, thank You for the gifts and abilities You have given me.  May I serve and worship You through them in the power of Your Holy Spirit and in the authority of Jesus. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agROj9nTQP4

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