Bezalel and Aholiab Who?

Posted on July 11, 2022 by Catey Stover in Freedom Fighters

Bezalel and Aholiab and every wise-hearted man in whom the Lord has put wisdom and understanding to know how to do all the work for the service of the sanctuary shall work according to all that the Lord has commanded. (Exodus 36: 1 Amplified Bible)

In the past, I have read, in the book of Exodus, about the construction of the tabernacle and all the furnishings. Often we tend to gloss over this as it is a very detailed (especially if you are like most men as we hate reading instructions!) instruction manual on how God wanted the tabernacle and all the accessories built.

There’s not a lot in Scripture about the guy Bezalel (what a name!), but he played a very pivotal role in doing the major part of the construction of the tabernacle and its furnishings.

Of this man, we read in Exodus 35 (Amplified Bible) that God filled him with the Spirit of God, with ability and wisdom, with intelligence and understanding, and with a knowledge of all craftsmanship (v. 31). It also said that God has put in Bezalel’s heart that he may teach, both he and Aholiab … (v. 26). God filled them with wisdom of heart and the ability to do all the manner of craftsmanship, of the engraver, of the skillful workman, of the embroiderer in blue, purple, and scarlet, and in fine linen, and of the weaver, even of those who do or design any skilled work (v. 34-35).

Read through the remaining chapters of Exodus and you will see the phrase “He made” 46 times (Amplified Bible). Bottom line, he did it all just the way God commanded Moses.

What has God called YOU to do? Does the job require that you follow His commands and instructions? Is it a job that seems “over your head?” One that seems to be above your pay-scale? Well, God will never call you to do something for Him unless He will be faithful to equip you to do the job.

Paul wrote to the body at Thessalonica: Faithful is He who is calling you [to Himself] and utterly trustworthy, and He will also do it [fulfill His call by hallowing and keeping you] (1 Thessalonians 4: 24 Amplified Bible). If He has placed a call on your life – be obedient. Trust Him. And be amazed at what He will do in and through you!


Written by Bill Welte, President/CEO of America’s Keswick: Bill has been married to his childhood sweetheart for 40+ years and has four married kids and 12 amazing grandkids. He loves music and is an avid reader.

Think About This: “Put God first, regardless of the trails you face. Love God. Have faith in Christ, and entrust yourself to Him in all things.” – Koichi Aoyagi

The Daily Bible Reading: Psalm 4-6Acts 16:16-40| You can download our 2022 Daily Bible Reading Plan by clicking here. 

This Week’s Verse to Memorize: “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.” Proverbs 9:10

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