Exodus 35:30-35

30 Then Moses said to the Israelites, “See, the Lord has chosen Bezalel son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, 31 and he has filled him with the Spirit of God, with wisdom, with understanding, with knowledge and with all kinds of skills32 to make artistic designs for work in gold, silver and bronze, 33 to cut and set stones, to work in wood and to engage in all kinds of artistic crafts. 34 And he has given both him and Oholiab son of Ahisamak, of the tribe of Dan, the ability to teach others. 35 He has filled them with skill to do all kinds of work as engravers, designers, embroiderers in blue, purple and scarlet yarn and fine linen, and weavers—all of them skilled workers and designers.

Being the Creator of the Universe, God is unequalled in His artistic and creative abilities. Yet, He readily bestows upon many people some of these skills for our benefit in the world today - from life-changing inventions to producing artistic objects we can all appreciate.

In my own life, God has instilled in me some artistic interests and capabilities. Although I have not used them for business ventures, like many others have, I have used them for His Kingdom. Sharing the gospel on a billboard was one such task (see stories in this section). Even then, I found that I could not have accomplished such a task without His divine intervention and orchestration. Thus ultimately, He is the source of all things we need, and the One who calls for things to come to pass - far beyond all that I could ever imagine or muster myself. All glory be to God!

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