“Then Moses said to the people of Israel, “See, the LORD has called by name Bezalel the son of Uri, son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah; and he has filled him with the Spirit of God, with skill, with intelligence, with knowledge, and with all craftsmanship,to devise artistic designs, to work in gold and silver and bronze, in cutting stones for setting, and in carving wood, for work in every skilled craft. And he has inspired him to teach, both him and Oholiab the son of Ahisamach of the tribe of Dan. He has filled them with skill to do every sort of work done by an engraver or by a designer or by an embroiderer in blue and purple and scarlet yarns and fine twined linen, or by a weaver-by any sort of workman or skilled designer.” Exodus 35:30-35
-The Lord is the giver of gifts.
Scripture says that “every good and perfect gift comes from above” (James 1:17)
-The Lord is an Architect of Beauty.
“In the beginning God created the Heavens and the Earth” (Genesis 1:1)
-The Lord appreciates Art.
“The LORD your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.” Zephaniah 3:17
The Lord, being the Orchestrator of creation and design, has made it very clear that gives skill. This skill could be a skill of visual art, or melodic creation, either way, he gave it. Furthermore, because he gave that to us, we are left with one choice, to give it back and do it to your fullest capabilities. Like the people called in Exodus to the building of the tabernacle, the LORD (Master) has called you and I to the crafting of melody to bring him Glory. As we stack the harmony like carefully woven linen, we are also constructing a “place” of Worship. Be encouraged artist…be encouraged and create for it is good to give thanks! The Lord has called you by name to do so.
“It is good to give thanks to the LORD, to sing praises to your name, O Most High”