Daily Comfort

May 18

Every woman who was skilled spun with her hands and brought what she had spun, blue, purple, or scarlet yarn, or fine linen, — Exod 35:25 NET

It didn’t harm their hands a bit either! Some dainty women are like the lilies, “They do not labor or spin!” They keep their hands soft and white. They think any kind of work would mar the delicate beauty of their fingers. But they make a great mistake. The hands that are beautiful in heaven’s sight–are not the dainty ones that are never roughened or hardened by toil. Anything is beautiful, just in the measure in which it fulfills the mission for which it was made. Hands were made to work; and an idle, useless hand, no matter how delicate and fair, is not a lovely hand!

These ancient women had learned to spin, and now they spun for God. Here we see how everyday talents and occupations, may be turned over into God’s service. The young women of today do not spin much; many of them never saw a spinning-wheel; but they have other common talents and abilities which they may consecrate to Christ.

“Even while we were with you, we gave you this rule: Whoever does not work–should not eat!” 2 Thessalonians 3:10

Daily Comfort - May 18

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