Exodus 36:5-6 – Much More

Today’s Readings: Ex 35:10‐36:38, Matt 27:32‐66, Ps 34:1‐10, Prov 9:7‐8

Exodus 36: 5-6 (in the context of freewill offerings to the tabernacle) … “The people bring much more than enough for doing the work that the Lord has commanded us to do.” 6 So Moses gave command, and word was proclaimed throughout the camp, “Let no man or woman do anything more for the contribution for the sanctuary.” So the people were restrained from bringing…

After reading this passage, I had the opportunity to be part of taking up the offering at my church this morning. I can’t imagine what it would be like for a church leader to make this kind of an announcement today.

It prompted me to read chapter 35 again. What I saw was the motive placed in each heart by God – “everyone whose heart stirred him, and everyone whose spirit moved him” (35:21). I am praying for this kind of a moving in my heart in a new way.

Have you ever felt a clear move of the Holy Spirit in your heart to give?

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