February 9, 2023
Daily Reading – Exodus 31-33 / Matthew 24:27-51
Exodus31:2 & 6 See, I have called by name Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah:… And I, behold, I have given with him Aholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan: and in the hearts of all that are wise hearted I have put wisdom, that they may make all that I have commanded thee;
GETTING INTO GOD’S WORD:
Have you ever thought to yourself, “No one appreciates all I do.” Or “Why does not someone, anyone volunteer to help me. Can’t they see I am swamped?” Could it possibly be that they do not know how swamped you are? Have you thought about who might be able to do that job instead of you? Have you considered you may be taking the blessing away from someone else by doing it all yourself?” God raises up help in our membership, but we need to look for them and let them know they are needed.
In Exodus 31 before God allows Moses to go down the mountain He tells him, I have raised up helpers for this work. Why was that important for God to do? Because Moses, like many leaders, is a hands-on kind of guy. Remember back when Jethro had to tell him not to do all the counseling? Why? Because Moses was so busy counseling, He did not look for counselors to help him. God was not going to let that happen again in the building of the temple. Moses was too important to God to let him burnout on this task.
What could God use you to do if you would hand over some of the things you do now? Before you go daydreaming and starting new projects, find the Bezaleel and Aholiab God has sent your way. Bless them with a task for the Lord. Allow them to do it different than you. It is ok. You may be surprised what God can do through them.
GETTING GOD’S WORD INTO ME:
I am preaching to the mirror in this devotion. Giving up things you have done for some time is hard. The first step is giving it to God. Make sure you know it is His first. Then ask Him, who should be doing it.
What are you going to pray about blessing someone with this next month?
“Getting people into the Word of God…
… and the Word of God into people.”
Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
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