Beware: Craftsman At Work

As true Aussies we are often quick to identify our faults rather than our giftings.  And yet we are all gifted to do something.

1 Kings 7.13-51

Reference:  v. 14b Huram was highly skilled and experienced in all kinds of bronze work.  He came to King Solomon and did all the work assigned to him. (NIV Bible)

Explore:  While I am not a craftsman myself, I can appreciate the craftmanship of someone else.  The craft may come in the form of many brushstrokes blended together to create a painting; the craft may be all the intricate wires strategically placed to create a circuit board; the craft may be bricks and mortar stacked high to create a comfortable home; the craft may be a blend of flavours mixed together to create a delicious meal.  Whatever the craft, whatever the design, we can see beauty in a new creation.
Here in 1 Kings we hear of Huram, a craftsman of bronze.  He used his gifts to help beautify the temple of God.

Application:  As typical Australians we are often quick to identify our faults rather than our giftings.  And yet we are all gifted to do something.  It may be in art, it maybe in relationships, it may be in academia.  No matter what the gift we can always use it to bring glory to God.

Prayer:  Lord, thank you that you bless each one of us with gifts and abilities.  May we be self-assured to identify our gift and work at giving you praise as we express our abilities.  Amen.

What gift have you identified in someone else?  How do you see them honoring God with their gift?

This article was written by Linda Bailey

Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.