Huram

King Solomon sent to Tyre and brought Huram, whose mother was a widow from the tribe of Naphtali and whose father was a man of Tyre and a craftsman in bronze. Huram was highly skilled and experienced in all kinds of bronze work. He came to King Solomon and did all the work assigned to him. 1 Kings 7:13-14

Huram. You’ve probably never heard the name before. You may have just glossed over the name when you embarked on your Through the Bible in a Year program. But out of all the workers who worked on the temple and Solomon’s palace, Solomon called this man out from Tyre. We would say that his reputation preceded him. Then the Bible lays out the many things that Huram had been commissioned to build: pillars, networks of interwoven chains (with 400 bronze pomegranates), capitals to go on top of the pillars, the Sea adn twelve bulls under it, movable stands with wheels and axels, basins, pots, shovels and sprinkling bowls. When 25+ verses in the Old Testament are dedicated to detailing your work, you’ve made quite a good name for yourself.

Huram was a master craftsman in bronze. It’s probably an understatement. That’s what he did. We don’t know if he was a good husband, great father, or upright citizen. We don’t know much more about Huram, but we do know that he was a master craftsman. He was passionate about bronze.

What are you passionate about? What do you do that’s just fantastic? What rings your bell? Pray to God that He will use you in that gifting and passion. You may not be sought after like Huram was, but you can still glorify God with that talent or passion.

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