February 14

Exodus 37:1-38:31; Matthew 28:1-20; Psalm 34:11-22; Proverbs 9:9-10

How do you approach the tasks that God has given you? Reluctantly by dragging your feet as you do it? Enthusiastically by doing it with great excitement? Or, Excellently by giving it the best you have to offer.

As we read about Bezalel and his artistry, we see a person who is engaged in his assignment. With an eye towards excellence, he crafts every piece of the Tabernacle and its utensils. From the gold, bronze, Acacia wood, and fabrics, he does his job with precision and excellence.

Everyday for decades, his craftsmanship would be used by the priests to honor God. This was his spiritual legacy! We are reading about it thousands of years later. I wonder what his spiritual legacy would have been if the items he created did not stand the test of time or fell apart in the priest’s hands? Serving in excellence causes us to leave a spiritual legacy that cannot be erased.

Bezalel was a master craftsman but his only claim to fame, as it were, was what he did for the Tabernacle. His spiritual legacy far outweighed his professional legacy.

What is your spiritual legacy going to be? Will it be one of excellence in completing your purpose? What will be said or written about how you did what God gave you to do? Commit to leaving a lasting spiritual legacy.

Tomorrow’s Reading: Exodus 39:1-40:38; Mark 1:1-28; Psalm 35:1-16; Proverbs 9:11-12

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