Exodus 38:22 And Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, made all that the LORD commanded Moses.
Come on let’s brainstorm. What is the next great church building program we can think of? Maybe if we had a trapeze act somewhere during the message. How about a flame thrower on one side of the platform and every time the preacher says Hell, or Devil, or Satan a huge flame shoots out across the stage. OK, those ideas might be a bit extreme, but I think maybe you get the idea. Sometimes we make our mission to serve God a bit more complicated than God intended it to be.
In today’s verse we see a very plain truth. Bezaleel simply did what God had told him to do through Moses. Nothing extra. No extra candle holders, no extras altars, no rugs or curtains not asked for. He simply did what God had asked him to do. At the same time, he did not leave anything out. He didn’t cut any corners. He didn’t say, “hey I have a better idea, what if we did this instead?” He just did what he was gifted, and called upon to do.
I wonder at times if we are not making our mission to serve God so complicated that the next generation says to themselves, I could never do that. Or maybe we have cut so many corners that they think, I don’t want to do that. The mission of going into all the world and discipling those we reach is very simple. Let’s go back to the marching orders God has given in His word, and just follow His directions.
I’m not minimizing ministry. There are times of trials. There is a requirement to study to show ourselves approved unto God. Yet there are times of great joy. There are days we usher people off the path of destruction to the Lord.
Does the Mission of Serving God seem impossible?
Each item listed begin with “In Our…” Yet in all “Our” lists in life, it’s always true that God is present in every detail. He empowers, encourages, and is present:
● In Our Midst
● In Our Ministry
● In Our Meditation
● In Our Membership
● In Our Motivations
● In Our Mission
Just face it, God loves you and wants to be around you.
He’s A Very Present Help In every part of our lives.
Today we suggest you read and study whatever the Lord has laid on your Pastors heart. Whatever scripture he uses for today’s messages were given to him by God for your specific needs
|February 11, 2019||Exodus 39-40||Matthew 26:1-25|
|February 12, 2019||Leviticus 1-3||Matthew 26:26-56|
|February 13, 2019||Leviticus 4-6||Matthew 26:57-75|
|February 14, 2019||Leviticus 7-8||Matthew 27:1-32|
|February 15, 2019||Leviticus 9-11||Matthew 13:1-35|
|February 16, 2019||Leviticus 12-13||Matthew 13:36-58|
|February 17, 2019||No Passages Assigned|
I guess the Psalmist said it best in;
Psalm 46:1 God is our refuge and strength,
a very present help in trouble.
Living In His Word Ministries
“Getting people into the Word of God…
… and the Word of God into people.”
Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director