By Peter Kong, originally posted at the Center for Faith and Work.

Then the Lord said to Moses, “See, I have chosen Bezalel son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, and I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with wisdom, with understanding, with knowledge and with all kinds of skills — to make artistic designs for work in gold, silver and bronze, to cut and set stones, to work in wood, and to engage in all kinds of crafts.” – Exodus 31:1-5

My first thought when reading this passage was, “If only God had given ME such an explicit and well-defined commission to create art!” But where would the challenge be in that?

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