Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries3 Minutes

“He also has put in his heart to teach, both he and Oholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan.”- Exodus 35:34 NASB

Bezalel was chosen by God to direct the task of building the tabernacle. Yes, he had the right skills and training. But something else was just as important. Bezalel knew the importance of teaching others.

He recognized that he could not accomplish the task by himself but that others needed to learn these skills. That he had a responsibility to share what he had learned and give others the same kinds of perspective and experience that he had received.

This commitment to teaching is central to the plan of God for His people. This was part of His design for the Body of Christ. Paul made this point clearly in his letters to Timothy. He told his young disciple that one of the key attributes of overseers in the church was the ability to teach (1 Timothy 3:2). That Timothy himself was directed to teach the things he had learned (4:11, 6:2).

One of Timothy’s primary responsibilities among Believers was to teach others: “The things which you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, entrust these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also” (2 Timothy 2:2).

Paul also recognized that some people were particularly gifted as teachers, with specific abilities. These were teachers given “for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ” (Ephesians 4:11-12).

Each of us, in our own ways, should be looking for opportunities to teach others. To realize that everything we have is a gift from God. That we have been blessed that we might be a blessing to others. Indeed, that we have a responsibility to share and teach. To be conduits for the blessings, wisdom, and resources that God has given us.


Prayer: Father, thank You for the gifts You have given me. Help me to serve the Body of Christ with these gifts. Use me to impact others with the Gospel. In Jesus’ name. Amen.