Exodus 31:1-11 KJV
And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
2 See, I have called by name Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah:
3 And I have filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship,
4 To devise cunning works, to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass,
5 And in cutting of stones, to set them, and in carving of timber, to work in all manner of workmanship.
6 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;
7 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,
8 And the table and his furniture, and the pure candlestick with all his furniture, and the altar of incense,
9 And the altar of burnt offering with all his furniture, and the laver and his foot,
10 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,
11 And the anointing oil, and sweet incense for the holy place: according to all that I have commanded thee shall they do.
Is our tendency to only regard those who are at the front and in leadership roles in ministry? God considers all His people’s skills and had given Bezaleel and Aholiab Spirit-filled ability in all manner of craftsmanship. Through the eyes of Christ, we can see all the beautiful God-given abilities in His people.
I previously wrote a Real Talk post titled The CCC mentioning the Civilian Conservation Corps, a federal program established as part of the New Deal during the Great Depression. It helped lower the unemployment rate by providing jobs for hundreds of thousands of young men on environmental conservation projects.
I have received these verses for this idea—The Skilled Craftsperson Project. My question to you is this: would a modern-day CCC program be effective on the municipal level, employing hundreds of thousands of God’s craftspeople on infrastructure projects?
I learned from Abraham’s story (Genesis 11—25) that all it takes is faith. SCP might not need to be a conventional project that I have in mind. Maybe all it will take is to publish the idea?
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