Bezalel

The Master’s Craftsman 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 …

Young Joshua

Trained to Lead The Lord replied, “Take Joshua son of Nun, who has the Spirit in him, and lay your hands on him. … Transfer some of your authority to him, so the whole community of Israel will obey him.” Numbers 27:18, 20 (NLT) “Joshua fit the battle of Jericho … and the walls came tumbling down.” Maybe, like many, …

Hur and Aaron

Two Kinds of Warriors When Moses’ hands grew tired, they took a stone and put it under him, and he sat on it. Aaron and Hur held his hands up—one on one side, one on the other—so that his hands remained steady till sunset. … So Joshua overcame the Amalekite army with the sword. Exodus 17:12-13 Have you ever participated …

Miriam

Selected to Support The Lord says, “I brought you up out of Egypt and redeemed you from the land of slavery. I sent Moses to lead you, also Aaron and Miriam.” Micah 6:4 In a pivotal moment of human history, a young female slave approached a princess and offered to find a nurse for the Hebrew baby boy the royal …

Jethro

Don’t Handle It Alone “What you are doing is not good. You and these people who come to you will only wear yourselves out. The work is too heavy for you; you cannot handle it alone. Listen now to me and I will give you some advice, and may God be with you… You must be the people’s representative before …

Nathan

A Friend Indeed  Better is open rebuke than hidden love. Wounds from a friend can be trusted, but an enemy multiplies kisses.  Proverbs 27:5-6 American author Elbert Hubbard first defined a friend as “someone who knows all about you and still loves you.” God blessed King David with two such friends. During David’s youth, King Saul’s son Jonathan befriended him …

Hagar

Secure in God’s Care And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19 Few Old Testament narratives convey God’s love for the downtrodden quite as poignantly as Hagar’s story does. She was a foreign slave, probably a gift from Pharaoh during Abraham’s sojourn in Egypt (Genesis 12:16). Far from her birthplace …

Not-As-Famous Men and Women of the Bible

  If someone asked you to name the most well known people in the Bible, what would you say? Jesus, of course. But who else? Abraham, Moses, David, Mary, Paul? In this  series of devotions on not-as-famous men and women of the Bible, we explore the lives of people  who played pivotal roles in God’s great story of redemption, and …