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Our Daily Bread Today 18 May 2024 Devotional: Called and Equipped by God

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Our Daily Bread Today 18 May 2024 Devotional: Called and Equipped by God

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Today’s Topic: Called And Equipped By God

Bible in a Year: 1 Chronicles 4-6; John 6:1-21

Bible Verse: I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with wisdom . . . and with all kinds of skills. Exodus 31:3

Today’s Scripture: Exodus 31:1-11

OUR DAILY BREAD DEVOTIONAL 18 MAY 2024 INSIGHT:

Exodus 35–38 gives specific instructions for the construction of the tabernacle and all its furnishings. In today’s passage (31:1-11), we read that God equipped specific people to carry out this important and detailed work. God filled Bezalel with “the Spirit of God, with wisdom, with understanding, with knowledge and with all kinds of skills” (v. 3). He also equipped Oholiab to assist him (v. 6). In addition to being given technical skills, Bezalel and Oholiab were to teach others how to do the work (35:30-35). God equipped all with what was needed to accomplish the task (36:1). By: J.R. Hudberg

OUR DAILY BREAD GUIDE FOR 18 MAY 2024 MESSAGE

“Your job for the international book expo,” my boss informed me, “is to organize an onsite radio broadcast.” I felt fear because this was new territory for me. God, I’ve never done anything like this, I prayed. Please help me.

God provided resources and people to guide me: experienced technicians and broadcasters, plus reminders during the expo of details I’d overlooked. In retrospect, I know that the broadcast went well because He knew what was needed and prompted me to use the skills He’d already given me.

When God calls us to a task, He also equips us for it. When He assigned Bezalel to work on the tabernacle, Bezalel was already a skilled craftsman. God further equipped him by filling him with His Spirit and with wisdom, understanding, knowledge, and all kinds of skills (Exodus 31:3). God also gave him an assistant in Oholiab, as well as a skilled workforce (v. 6). With His enablement, the team designed and made the tent, its furnishings, and the priests’ garments. These were instrumental in the Israelites’ proper worship of God (vv. 7-11).

Bezalel means “in the shadow [protection] of God.” The craftsman worked on the project of a lifetime under God’s protection, power, and provision. Let’s courageously obey His prompting as we carry out a task to completion. He knows what we need, and how and when to give it. By: Karen Huang

Today’s Reflect & Prayer:

What task is God calling you to carry out? In what areas can you pray for His guidance?

Father, thank You for equipping me with all that I need.

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Our Daily Bread Today 18 May 2024 Devotional: Called and Equipped by God

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