Monday, March 2, 2009

Gifts and Wisdom

I'm reading the Bible chronologically. In reading Exodus this week I came across a passage of scripture that has been on my mind. When giving instructions for building the Tabernacle God said he would give the gifted artisans wisdom.

Exodus 31:6 "and I have put wisdom in the hearts of all the gifted artisans, that they may make all that I have commanded you." NKJV

God gives us gifts. He also gives us wisdom. Just because we may be gifted in an area, doesn't mean we still don't need to be wise. It may be obvious to some of you reading this that these two traits would go hand in hand, but for some reason this has stuck with me since I read it. Maybe it's because I haven't always been wise. Maybe it's because I wonder what I'm really gifted at. Maybe it's the realization of what was true all those years ago is still true today.

God has commanded me to something. He's commanded you to something. You are gifted in some way. So am I. So let's use our gifts, and use them wisely.


  1. Thanks for sharing, Lindi. I just read Exodus and remember that part, but I totally missed that verse and the meaning you brought forth today. Thanks!

  2. Christy, I have read Exodus more than once in the past two years doing Bible studies and I never noticed it before. I think God shows us something everytime we read. I could read it tomorrow and find something new about sure. I LOVE that about God. He knows what we need when we need it. Praise Him.

  3. I have a handwritten note on my desk, I think something our pastor said once: "Are you honoring the gifts you have been called to use to make a difference in the world and in the lives God has placed in your path?"

    That'll make you think :-)

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  6. I read the Chronological Bible in a year last year. It was great. Really gave me a new perspective on things.

    THANKS. Good luck with your reading.

  7. Very interesting, Lindi. You make such a great point. Thanks for sharing!