August 1, 2018
August 1, 2018
Read Exodus 36
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Scripture- Exodus 36:5-6- They went to Moses and reported, “The people have given more than enough materials to complete the job the Lord has commanded us to do!”
So Moses gave the command, and this message was sent throughout the camp: “Men and women, don’t prepare any more gifts for the sanctuary. We have enough!” So the people stopped bringing their sacred offerings.
Observations- What an amazing thing God does here through the generosity of His people! They have given so much to construct and supply all of the needs of the Tabernacle they need to be told to stop. I'm not aware of anywhere else in God's Word where this instruction is given to the people.
Application- I remember getting to celebrate this moment once at a previous church related to no more gifts being needed for a very large and specific project...once in 32 years! The bottom line is generous giving to the cause of making more and better followers of Jesus Christ will always make God smile and be of value to the Kingdom of God- whether for a special project or the general budget of Jesus' church.
Prayer- Lord, thank You for so many faithful and joyful givers to the cause of Christ and for the benefit of His bride, the church. Help us worship You in spirit and in truth so we are renewed by Your Holy Spirit, rooted in Your Word, and committed to reaching with love in the strong name of Jesus with the resources You provide. Amen.
Paul: "And I have been a constant example of how you can help those in need by working hard. You should remember the words of the Lord Jesus: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’” (Acts 20:35),
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