A trade or craft acquired by training or practice, or a special ability or expertise that may be an endowment of the Holy Spirit. Scripture lists many skills and abilities, particularly used in the building of the tabernacle and temple.
Skill offered in God’s service
Skill in particular crafts
Other skills Ge 25:27 hunting Seamanship: 1Ki 9:27; Eze 27:8
Job 32:22 flattery; Ps 45:1 writing Enchanting: Ps 58:5; Isa 3:3
Ps 78:72 leadership; Jer 2:33 love; Jer 9:17 Mourning: professional mourners were a feature of life in Bible times; Jer 50:9 fighting; Eze 28:5 trading
Through training 1Ch 5:18; 2Ch 2:13-14 Military skill: Ge 14:14; 2Ch 26:11
1Ch 25:7 musical skill; Lk 6:40 teaching abilities; 1Co 9:25 Athletic prowess requires strict training; Heb 5:14 distinguishing good from evil through proper training
Skills given by God Ex 31:1-6 pp Ex 35:30-35 These skills may well have been developed through training, but they are recognised as gifts from God. See also Ex 36:1-2; Dt 33:11 Moses prays for Levi’s skills to be blessed by God; Isa 50:4 Skill in the right use of words comes from God; Ro 12:6-8 Special abilities are given by God to believers.
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