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If Life Imitates Art, Don’t Get Lame Art

Have you ever walked into a room where a featured piece of art just took your breath away?

Not the cheesy mass-produced stuff with all the emotional depth of a mud puddle. The real deal.

The kind that is loaded with pathos. Rippling with energy. The kind that interacts with the view so that he walks away different from when he first saw it?

Did you know God Himself cares so much about great art that the first two people scripture explicitly says God poured His spirit into were not orators, military commanders, prophets, or some kind of wise hermit in a shack.

Exodus 31 introduces us to Bezalel and Ohliab. Artists and craftsmen.

Then the Lord said to Moses, 2 “See, I have chosen Bezalel son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, 3 and I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with wisdom, with understanding, with knowledge and with all kinds of skills— 4 to make artistic designs for work in gold, silver and bronze, 5 to cut and set stones, to work in wood, and to engage in all kinds of crafts. 6 Moreover, I have appointed Oholiab son of Ahisamak, of the tribe of Dan, to help him. Also I have given ability to all the skilled workers to make everything I have commanded you:

He didn’t stop with those two men, either. Did you happen to notice how God also said ‘I have given ability to all the skilled workers to make everything I have commanded you’.

God wasn’t interested in building a Temple so blandly sterile that you could perform brain surgery in there. He wanted it vibrant and full of life.

He wanted it for a reason. And you should do the same.

We pick up on these ideas — and take them further to show how good art can make a difference in your life — in today’s show.

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Here’s the David painting we were talking about:

And here’s the link to the website where you can find Doug’s whole collection.

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Doug Giles

Doug Giles is Pastor of Liberty Fellowship in Wimberley, TX, and is the founder of (290M+ page views). Giles is also the author of the NEW book, The Wildman Devotional: A 50 Day Devotional For Men. Follow Doug on Instagram and Truth Social at @thegilesway and on Twitter @TheArtOfDoug.

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