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February 11, 2011

Too Much

Filed under: Uncategorized — andykiff @ 7:24 pm

Exodus 36:3 … The people continued to bring gifts each morning because they wanted to.45 and they said to Moses, “The people are bringing more than we need to do the work the Lord commanded.” So all the skilled workers left the work they were doing on the Holy Tent,5 and they said to Moses, “The people are bringing more than we need to do the work the Lord commanded.”

The people were asked to bring offerings to help with building the tabernacle and all the tools and the accompanying holy objects.  They didn’t sit around and look at what everyone else was giving before deciding how much to contribute.  they didn’t try to make up the difference.  They simply gave extravagantly such that there was more than enough to do the job.  I think this is a ‘problem’ that any modern church would love to face!

I’m often guilty of looking where the need is and trying to meet it.  On the surface this sounds like a good thing.  If I look closer, what it really means is that I give just enough to get the ‘job’ done, whatever it may be.  I should be giving first out of the plenty I have, whether that be time, talents or treasure, rather than trying to fill a gap.

Imagine a body of people uniting to bring the best of what they have instead of doing just what’s necessary?  That sounds like a body You can really work through.  Lord help me to give out of the abundance I have, knowing I can never begin to repay You for what You’ve given me.

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