Exodus 37-38

Bezalel made the ark of acacia wood. Two cubits and a half was its length, a cubit and a half its breadth, and a cubit and a half its height. And he overlaid it with pure gold inside and outside, and made a molding of gold around it. And he cast for it four rings of gold for its four feet, two rings on its one side and two rings on its other side. And he made poles of acacia wood and overlaid them with gold and put the poles into the rings on the sides of the ark to carry the ark. And he made a mercy seat of pure gold. Two cubits and a half was its length, and a cubit and a half its breadth. And he made two cherubim of gold. He made them of hammered work on the two ends of the mercy seat, one cherub on the one end, and one cherub on the other end. Of one piece with the mercy seat he made the cherubim on its two ends. The cherubim spread out their wings above, overshadowing the mercy seat with their wings, with their faces one to another; toward the mercy seat were the faces of the cherubim.’

Who built the ark? No, not that ark, the other one. It was Moses, right? Well, yes. Moses was the one who was responsible for the building of the ark and all the elements of the Tabernacle, but Bazalel was the chief artisan. We need not, and should not, always think we have to do things ourselves, we should rely on the wisdom of professionals to make our vision (hopefully, God’s vision for us) come to life. Be willing to allow those who specialize to use their expertise to your advantage. It’s tempting in the era of Google to think you are an expert on everything, but your not. Use the wisdom of Contractors, Doctors, and yes Pastors to help guide your informed decisions about life. You’re not in this alone.

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I don’t know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.

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