GIVE GOD YOUR ALL.
Blessed Sunday to you all😅, a little note to you as you prepare for church service.
Moses said to the whole Israelite community, “This is what the Lord has commanded: From what you have, take an offering for the Lord. Everyone who is willing is to bring to the Lord an offering of gold, silver and bronze;…
I have come to believe that there is a great reason behind why “pay days” are mostly on Fridays and the beginning of a new week starts on Sunday.
You know, it is saddening that sometimes when it comes to the things of God, we intentionally select the least of what we have and render it as our offering.
Meanwhile God gave us the very best of Himself (His Son) when we were consumed by sin.
I believe that since our wages are mostly paid on Fridays and the new week begins on Sunday,(atleast my calendar affirms this), a day of which most believers meet for corporate worship, the very best of what we have should be given to God on this day, before other things come in. But what do we see?
We go to church with our wallets full of cash because we have received our wages and when an offering is being raised, we search through the cash and find the least and offer that to God.
Are we not to give God the best and use the remaining to attend to other matters?
We have reversed this by spending all our cash on other things within the week and by the time it gets to Sunday we will be left with coins! This is because we treat the day of the Lord as the last day instead of the firstday.
My point exactly is that, after all God has done and keeps doing for us, the least we can do is to repackage the blessings and gifts He gives us right back to Him.
God has blessed us with gifts for the benefit of the church and ourselves, ultimately to bring glory to Himself.
Out of the skill or talent He has given you, what are you giving back to Him? is what you are giving Him better than what you give to the world?
and everyone who was willing and whose heart moved them came and brought an offering to the Lord for the work on the tent of meeting, for all its service, and for the sacred garments.
It doesn’t matter the quantity you give to Him, it could be small but of high quality and from the willing heart.
If it was about quantity, that poor widow would not have touched the heart of Jesus by those coins she gave.
She didn’t have in abundance but she gave her all, and the very best, wholeheartedly.
Then Moses gave an order and they sent this word throughout the camp: “No man or woman is to make anything else as an offering for the sanctuary.” And so the people were restrained from bringing more, because what they already had was more than enough to do all the work.
Have you ever exceeded a target set for a godly project? Or you even complain about why those targets are set because you are unwilling to give to God?
Do reflect on these words.