I’ve been so impressed with the significance of Bezalel and his “Spiritual giftedness” described in these Old Testament chapters: Exodus 35:30 – 39:42… Reference to his name (and Ohoiliab’s) appear over and over again in these chapters, along with personal pronouns referring to them (“he” – “they”) … and the reference is to “Spiritual gifts” that we do not usually associate with “Spirituality” … craftsmanship, artistic designs, etc.
And the result of their “Spiritual gifts?” The tabernacle was constructed “just as the Lord had commanded Moses” (another oft repeated phrase in these chapters)!
Perhaps… no, not “perhaps,” – we DEFINITELY need a broadened understanding of what “Spiritual gifts” are and consist of! And we need to re-read 1 Corinthians 12-14, Romans 12:1-8, Ephesians 4:1-16, and 1 Peter 4:10-11 in light of this broadened, comprehensive, understanding.
Spiritual gifts enable the “Church” to be what it is called to be, “the body of Christ!” Through “Spiritual gifts” the Lord provides EVERYTHING that is needed for the Church to be “the body of Christ” in our communities and around the world through the Holy Spirit’s power and enablement!