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Monday, July 9, 2018

What Does God Say About Art?

Isaiah 64:8 (ESV)
But now, O Lord, you are our Father;
    we are the clay, and you are our potter;
    we are all the work of your hand.

God gave Moses a detailed list of how to build the tabernacle and what items must go inside. After Moses passed along the instructions to the Israelites, they served God by giving whatever they had — metals, jewelry, fabric, lamp oil — to help make the tabernacle.

But building the tabernacle would require more than just stuff — it would also take artistic skills. So God gave wisdom and skills to a man named Bezalel “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” (Exodus 35:32-33). God called on another skilled man, Oholiab, to help and to teach others how to embroider, design and weave.

Exodus 35 describes how God’s people began building the tabernacle — a massive tent and courtyard where the Israelites could gather to worship the Lord.
This is good news for us today who don’t need to have a lot of money or possessions. We can serve God with our skills and talents.
Did you know that you are God’s artwork? Isaiah 64:8: “Yet you, LORD, are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand.”
What are some ways you can use your talents or skills to make God happy?

Dear Lord, Thank You for the creativity You give people like us. Please help us to use our gifts to serve others.  In the Name of Jesus, Amen.

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