Wednesday, September 5, 2012


Suggested Reading: Exodus 36

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The Tabernacle of Moses surrounded by Timna Cliffs. This full-sized replica is situated at Timna National Park in Israel.

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Key Verse: Exodus 36:6-7

So Moses gave a commandment, and they caused it to be proclaimed throughout the camp, saying, “Let neither man nor woman do any more work for the offering of the sanctuary.” And the people were restrained from bringing, for the material they had was sufficient for all the work to be done–indeed too much.

What a wonderful problem! Every Pastor, every ministry leader should have such a problem. How do we get to this place, the place at which one must say, “enough”? What might cause such abundance? To answer that question, we need only to look again at the story we’ve read over the last few days. Yesterday we learned that those who brought offerings did so because they had willing hearts (Ex 35:2,5,21,29). Because they were grateful for all the Lord had done on their behalf, they showed their gratitude by giving lavishly. We, too, need not wring our hands in despair that we do not have enough. What the Lord wants are willing hearts. A willing heart will make all the difference.


Lord God, I pray once again for a willing heart. Money is not my master. You, Lord, are my Master. My possessions are not the master. You, Lord Jesus, are my Master. I rejoice in the fact that I can give to Your Tabernacle, Your Church, Your Ministry and to those who need my help. You said, Lord Jesus, “Inasmuch as you have done it unto the least of one of these, you’ve done it unto Me” (Matt. 25:40). Amen!


Throughout the years it has been a blessing to us to qualify as “willing heart” givers. We pay our tithes, 10% of gross income, and we give offerings over and above the tithe. I’m not bragging, just reporting. I hope to be a good example. Norma-Jean keeps our books, so she knows what the tithe is. I love to write the cheque for our offerings. I was asked by a Ukrainian Army Colonel to help convince their military brass that they should have Chaplains or Padres in their Army. My first speech in the Ukrain was to propose a toast to Cornelius who, as a Roman officer, gave alms (offerings) to the needs of the Jewish people. These alms came up before God as a memorial and God sent an angel and Peter to this Roman soldier. God saved Cornelius and his family and God established a chaplaincy in the Ukranian Army.

Yours for the joy of paying God’s tithe and giving our offerings,


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6 thoughts on “Wednesday, September 5, 2012

  1. We have the representation of God’s love toward us, that we by love dwell in HIM, and HE IN US, save by Emmanuel. Matthew 1:23, the sum of the ministry of reconciliation as revealed in 2 Corinthians 5: 18,19. What a price has been paid in full for all mankind! Praise God! God’s faithful Love abides forever!

  2. Hi David, God is so faithful. l remember when we were just new Christians with a very low income and we decided to give the Lord his tithe. It was some what ridiculous as we hardly had enough left to live on. We were out of work at the time,but God came through with a much better job and higher income than we had ever had before. There were several people who prayed and gave us some of their groceries each week while we were without work. To this day (32 years) we have tithed and our wonderful Heavenly Daddy has provided more than enough to be able to give offerings as well. What an amazing God we serve His Promises are TRUE!

  3. David
    I love to give to God whether its my time , finances ,prayer or helping others.
    God gave his son to us now I will give my self to him.
    Have a wonderful day David !
    Lianne Hogg

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