20 Then the whole Israelite community withdrew from Moses’ presence, 21 and everyone who was willing and whose heart moved them came and brought an offering to the LORD for the work on the tent of meeting, for all its service, and for the sacred garments. 22 All who were willing, men and women alike, came and brought gold jewelry of all kinds: brooches, earrings, rings and ornaments. They all presented their gold as a wave offering to the LORD. 23 Everyone who had blue, purple or scarlet yarn or fine linen, or goat hair, ram skins dyed red or the other durable leather brought them. 24 Those presenting an offering of silver or bronze brought it as an offering to the LORD, and everyone who had acacia wood for any part of the work brought it. 25 Every skilled woman spun with her hands and brought what she had spun—blue, purple or scarlet yarn or fine linen. 26 And all the women who were willing and had the skill spun the goat hair. 27 The leaders brought onyx stones and other gems to be mounted on the ephod and breastpiece. 28 They also brought spices and olive oil for the light and for the anointing oil and for the fragrant incense. 29 All the Israelite men and women who were willing brought to the LORD freewill offerings for all the work the LORD through Moses had commanded them to do.
Bezalel and Oholiab
30 Then Moses said to the Israelites, “See, the LORD has chosen Bezalel son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, 31 and he has filled him with the Spirit of God, with wisdom, with understanding, with knowledge and with all kinds of skills— 32 to make artistic designs for work in gold, silver and bronze, 33 to cut and set stones, to work in wood and to engage in all kinds of artistic crafts. 34 And he has given both him and Oholiab son of Ahisamak, of the tribe of Dan, the ability to teach others. 35 He has filled them with skill to do all kinds of work as engravers, designers, embroiderers in blue, purple and scarlet yarn and fine linen, weavers, metal workers, and those skilled in Hydraulics, Tire Guys and auto mechanics —all of them skilled workers and designers.
“See, the LORD has chosen Bezalel son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of
You may all think you are talented and you are God has blessed you with skill and you are experiencing His blessings in you life how much more would you be blessed if you would invite God into your life and your business In the next chapter it says as the people gave there was more than enough so much so Moses had to tell them to stop giving,
There were some people at the car show who had skill’s, some had money to spend on there vehicles, some who had neither but were there to look and hope, and some to observe and be a blessing, I was there to see God in it all.
Proverbs 22: 2 Rich and poor have this in common:
The LORD is the Maker of them all.
I saw God in the skill’s that he has given to some to be able to create, because God is the Creator of all things
I saw that Josh was motivated to invited us to come, because he saw we were raising funds to give to the Cancer Society and to Missions,
I saw that those who gave the most at our booth were those who had the least; I saw the Plainfield Little League All Star’s team who gave all there money to help find a cure for Cancer and when they ran out of funds they volunteered to sit in the tank and get dunked (yes it was hot and the water was cool but) that was not their complete motivation I saw in them the reason they were All Star’s was not just because they could play ball but because of the compassion and care for each other that was evident.
I saw a young lady named Brandy who sat on the tank to help raise funds (a young lady in a swim suit draws more attention at a car show than an old man any day) someone with us was calling “Come get the Beautiful girl wet!”
I was told she had recently lost a considerable amount of weight, when I heard that I thought that she must really appreciate the chatter, God said, tell her “I called you beautiful before you lost one ounce!”
If there ever were dreams that were lofty and knobble, they were my dreams at the start, and the hope for life’s best were the hopes that I harbored deep down in my heart. But my dreams turned to ashes and my castles all crumbled my fortune turned to dross. So I wrapped it all in the rags my life and I laid it at the cross, Something beautiful something Good all of my confusion He understood, all I had to offer Him was Brokenness and strife but He made something Beautiful out of my life.