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Your Place at the Wall

When God instructed Moses to build the tabernacle, He also gifted skilled craftsmen with the ability to perform all the tasks which He commanded. Moses could not have done it without them. Additionally, the people brought sacred offerings of materials to complete the sanctuary.

In fact, they brought so many materials that eventually Moses had to command them to stop bringing offerings. Everyone did their part to follow the leading of God and Moses to build the tabernacle. Every person had a place in the work, from craftsmen, to laborer, to the provider of materials. Every person was important and the part they played was vital.

Many years later, after Jerusalem was destroyed and the people scattered, God brought them back with a mandate to rebuild the wall. The Prophet Nehemiah describes in detail who repaired and built every little section of the wall, and where on the wall that they worked. It took many families to complete the work that God called them to do.

Nehemiah wrote, “ So built we the wall; and all the wall was joined together unto the half thereof: for the people had a mind to work.” Nehemiah 4:6 (KJV)

The same is true even today. It takes many people and families to continue the work of Christ and build the church. Pastor Joe brings the message, Sister Carol reads scripture and sings with the praise team, Brother David plays the drums, Brother Freddy rings the bell to end the class that Sister Norma is teaching. Pastor Tammy teaches the children, and Brother Jerry operates the overhead projector while recording the service for the shut-ins.

And on it goes with the others, all working to build the church, working on their part of the wall. Faithful people who had a mind to work. Never minimize your work in the kingdom of God, for it is most important. No matter how small you may think it is, if you weren't doing your part, the kingdom nor the wall would be built.

The church and the work being done shows the genius of God, this same God who spoke into existence everything that is. All of creation on Earth and throughout the realms of outer space, the planets, the stars, the universe, are all in place doing their part. A creation magnificent to behold, put in place by this same God who gave us a place, a place at the wall, to serve Him and His kingdom.

Again, never minimize your part, but have a mind to work and make your place a magnificent piece of what God is doing!

Copyright © January 2019 Gene Markland, used with permission.

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