Updated: Mar 24, 2021
One of my favourite characters in the Bible doesn't have a book named after him. He was never a judge, a priest, or a king. He didn't walk with Jesus or die a martyr's death.
His name was Bezalel, and he was a craftsman.
We meet Bezalel in Exodus 31, where God wants a tabernacle in the wilderness in a hurry and knows just the guy to help him out. He says to Moses, “See, I have called by name Bezalel the son of Uri, son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, and I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with ability and intelligence, with knowledge and all craftsmanship, to devise artistic designs, to work in gold, silver, and bronze, in cutting stones for setting, and in carving wood, to work in every craft." (Exodus 31:2-5, ESV)
Should I ever decide to pull an Elisha and ask for a double portion of someone's spirit, I'm pointing to Bezalel and saying, "that guy." I'll take a hal