Old Testament Reading; Exodus 35:1-36:38
The people are donating gold, silver, jewels and fine linen to make a Sanctuary at the Tent of Meeting, where Moses meets with God. Then Moses was given craftsmen who where filled with God’s Holy Spirit, enabling to do skillful work.
35:35”He has filled them with skill to do all kinds of work as craftsmen,, designers, embroiderers in blue, purple and scarlet yarn and fine linen, ad weavers-all of them master craftsmen and designers. 36:1 So Bezalel, Oholiab and every given skill and ability to know how to carry out all the work of constructing the sanctuary are to do the work just as the Lord has commanded.”
Kimberly’s thoughts; God gives each of us skill. We are all gifted differently. Sometimes it is easy to forget we are blessed like this. Our skills are what we are good at and enjoy. Are you using your skills/gifts for God?
New Testament Reading; Mark 7:31-8:13
Jesus heals a deaf and mute man. He also feeds four thousand with seven loaves of bread and a few small fish. After feeding this multitude, there were seven basketfuls left. The first thing Jesus did before multiplying the bread and fish was to GIVE THANKS!
Kimberly’s thoughts; this motivates me to be thankful for what I have, before asking for more.
18”Look upon my affliction and my distress and take away all my sin.”
21”May integrity and uprightness protect me, because my hope is in you.”