Holy Spirit Gifts
Brothers :
The Holy Spirit
and Jesus
Next Previous Index Tellout Home

Holy Spirit Gifts
Page 91

Qualified Human Beings

ClothIn the Old Testament, the Holy Spirit's gifts were given to certain people to craft fine goods and work precious stones to God's glory. The Lord said to Moses in Exodus 31.1-5, "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."

Work for God

WordLouis Berkof (1873-1957) the Dutch Biblical theologian, commentator and author of twenty-two books said of this passage, "the Holy Spirit gifts and qualifies human beings for their official tasks, for work in science and art." The Holy Spirit also unites a Christian's body and soul. In the Christian, the Spirit gradually kills the sin tendency. He reveals truths about God to us. He is at work in us through the Word of God. I am personally greatly encouraged to know that the truth of the Gospel has survived because of the work of the Holy Spirit through the ages whilst other heresies have died out. The Collect for the Sunday After Ascension Day in the Book of Common Prayer 1662 appeals for such help, "We beseech thee, leave us not comfortless; but send to us thy Holy Ghost to comfort us."

"Holy Spirit Gifts"
by Ron Meacock

Top Page Next Previous