Artists aren’t mentioned often in the Bible, but the few times are pretty interesting. King David was a psalmist, instrument players and singers were designated for the temple, and the Proverbs 31 superlady made herself tapestry and fine linen. Even the beginning of Hebrews and the ending verses of John are written almost like poetry. 😀
Even more interesting to me is what God says about the chief craftsman He had chosen to work on the Tabernacle…
“And I have filled him with the Spirit of God, in wisdom, in understanding, in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship, 4 to design artistic works, to work in gold, in silver, in bronze, 5 in cutting jewels for setting, in carving wood, and to work in all manner of workmanship.” (Exodus 31:3-5)
The Holy Spirit promotes art? Gives skill and inspiration?
Art is more important than I thought it was! Apparently I should never feel lesser or guilty for pursuing my interest in this area of life.
Being an artist can be just another way of glorifying God. Bringing people closer to Him. Beautifying this world. Living out His image in creativity.
So go and create. For Him. From Him. To Him.