Monday, September 5, 2022

A WILLING HEART

Today’s 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 (Exodus 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.

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

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. 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” (Matthew 25:40). Amen!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

Throughout the years, it has been a blessing for Norma-Jean and me 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 Ukraine to their senior officers 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 (see Acts 10). God saved Cornelius and his family, and God established a chaplaincy in the Ukranian Army after 70 years of official atheism.

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

David

6 thoughts on “Monday, September 5, 2022

  1. That chaplaincy will be very busy in these troubled times.Keep praying for Ukraine.Some think Russia will not stop with Ukraine.We shall see but it is God’s will that will be done,even now.May God bless
    Freedom The Victim

    The shame of a nation is shown
    When it bows to the few in it’s midst,
    Who demand their wishes be known
    And the masses fail to resist.

    The few then will rule a nation
    That has no hero to fight back,
    For theirs is the course of perdition
    With sharp words as their point of attack.

    So when the spineless have power,
    They will take the side of the few,
    And the few are the wolves that devour
    And freedom the victim they slew.
    (G.W.)Bill Marshall/08,June,2016

  2. What incredible detail for the tabernacle! Amazing. The people were truly dedicated, not only in monetary giving, but in following the plans with such artistic beauty. Great poem, William. Blessings all on a wet start of the day.

  3. Good morning folks, If anyone is going to Israel take the time to go visit the tabernacle it is a beautiful thing that a lady has done all by herself right down to how the Lord ask it to be built.

  4. Thanks,William, for the poem. I pray God keeps on raising up Godly people to stand in the gap (or should I say gulf) that stands between God and man. Please put good leaders in place throughout the world.

    I know God puts specific people on our hearts. We love them, but God loves them infinitely more. We commit friends, family, loved ones and enemies to You, Lord, and ask You to keep on working out Your good purposes in their lives. Help us do all in our power to win souls to You, Father. Each person is precious to You. May they also be precious to us, in Jesus’s great name, amen

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