Adam’s Devotional – July 9-15, 2020

From Adam…

How do we go back to school? How do we go back to church? And what about when? Wouldn’t it be nice if God just told us exactly what to do in this pandemic? In Exodus 37, Bezalel gives us a rare glimpse into what that’s like. That’s right, Bezalel.  Bet you didn’t learn that name is Sunday school. God gave him specific instructions to make the ark and everything inside the tabernacle. What’s amazing is that Bezalel does it. It’s rare to find a story in scripture where God instructs, and humanity responds with complete obedience. Bezalel offers us that rare example in this chapter. Could God have just created the tabernacle and everything in it? Sure. God did not need Bezalel but instructs him through Moses just the same. From the Garden of Eden to the Hebrews wandering in the wilderness to today, God continues to pursue partnership with us. Have you ever felt like God was calling you to do something?  Has God ever given you specific and direct instruction like Bezalel?  If God did, how would you respond?  Do you think you’d follow the instructions to the letter? Would you ignore them, or would you tweak them just a little bit to suite your needs?  What would it look like for you to say “yes” to God’s call on your life? Jesus is pretty direct and clear when he teaches his disciples; “Love one another the way I have loved you.”  In order to follow that instruction, we need to do two things.  First, say “yes” to the love of God extended to us in Christ Jesus.  And second, offer that love to others. God’s up to something… be a part of it.

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