Summary: Well we certainly have seen a lot of building in and around Bristol Bay in the past few years. This building process requires a certain amount of basic requirements to ensure a sound structure. First you need land. You need to have a place to put t
What God Uses to Build His House
Builds through Fellowship
Builds on HIS Word
DBF Sunday Sermon, 3/30/03 Exodus 31
Well we certainly have seen a lot of building in and around Bristol Bay in the past few years.
This building process requires a certain amount of basic requirements to ensure a sound structure.
First you need land. You need to have a place to put the house, to plant flowers and grow grass for half the year and a place to shovel snow and take your snow go from the other half the year.
Next you need wood, 2 X 4, 2 X 6, 4 X 8 sheets of plywood. The wood becomes the frame and shell of the structure, where you live, where you stay out of in climate weather, the place where you raise your family.
Finally, you need nails and glue to hold this structure together. All the land and all of the wood you put together will never make a home. When you take it all together and combine them you can get a very nice, safe, and secure home.
We will see some of the elements God feels are important when HE puts together HIS house.
God used in the Old Testament Spiritual Gifts given by HIM to complete the work that HE assigned, then HE commanded HIS people to come together in Fellowship so that they could be encouraged, edified, and lifted up. Finally, God gives them the word, the glue that holds us to the tasks that God lays before us.
Let’s walk with Moses today as he receives God’s word directly from God.
Exodus 31:1-11 (KJV)
And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,  See, I have called by name Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah:  And I have filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship,  To devise cunning works, to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass,  And in cutting of stones, to set them, and in carving of timber, to work in all manner of workmanship.  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;  The tabernacle of the congregation, and the ark of the testimony, and the mercy seat that is thereupon, and all the furniture of the tabernacle,  And the table and his furniture, and the pure candlestick with all his furniture, and the altar of incense,  And the altar of burnt offering with all his furniture, and the laver and his foot,  And the cloths of service, and the holy garments for Aaron the priest, and the garments of his sons, to minister in the priest’s office,  And the anointing oil, and sweet incense for the holy place: according to all that I have commanded thee shall they do.
God starts by calling HIS workmen by name…I have called by name Bezaleel—That is, I(God) have particularly appointed this person to be the chief superintendent of the whole work. His name is significant, ìàìöá
betsal-el,”in or under the shadow of God,” meaning, under the special protection of
the Most High. He was the son of Uri, the son of Hur, the son of Caleb or Chelubai, the
son of Esron, the son of Pharez, the son of Judah. We find that ingenuity in arts and sciences, even those of the ornamental kind, comes from God. It is not intimated here that these persons were filled with the spirit of wisdom for this purpose only; for the direction to Moses is, to select those whom he found to be expert artists, and those who were such, God shows by these words, had derived their knowledge from himself.
If you are striving to do the will of God around you, then God has called you by name to accomplish HIS God and perfect will. God gives spiritual wisdom, understanding, and knowledge.
I have filled him with the spirit of God…In wisdom—äîëç, chochmah, from íëç chacham, to be wise, skillful, or prudent, denoting the compass of mind and strength of capacity necessary to form a wise man, from which we get our word wisdom, the power of judging what is wise or best to be done.
Understanding—äðåáú tebunah, from ïá ban or bun, to separate, distinguish,
discern; this shows the capacity to understand the complete body of work to which one is called through completion.
Knowledge—úòã daath, denoting particular acquaintance with a person or thing;
practical, experimental knowledge. This is given that we may accomplish things…