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There are very few places where our giving is capped. Non-Profits throughout the world are glad to receive whatever we are willing to give to build their surplus and meet their obligations. God was not like that. The people of Israel became passionate about getting to God whatever he needed to build the Tabernacle—it was really quite amazing, especially in light of the fact that only a short time before, God was not even recognized.

Like any Dad, though, God wanted his chosen to be generous, but he refused to take advantage of their generosity. When the workers had what they needed, God said enough. God was not collecting because he needed the wealth—instead he was simply changing their hearts from being selfish to being selfless. This was certainly a different group from those who complained about manna, quail, the Red Sea and Moses being absent. As such, God was blessing their efforts in ways that they would remember for generations.

In our lives, we are also faced with the opportunity to release our hold on stuff so that we can embrace the Lord of the Universe. He will bless us–as we trust him and simply lay all we have on his alter. As we do, he truly tells us to stop; and assures we receive ample blessing for what we have given and done. We must trust him, if for no other reason, than to see him do the amazing things to reward our faith!

God Bless You

 

So Bezalel, Oholiab and every skilled person to whom the Lord has given skill and ability to know how to carry out all the work of constructing the sanctuary are to do the work just as the Lord has commanded.”

Then Moses summoned Bezalel and Oholiab and every skilled person to whom the Lord had given ability and who was willing to come and do the work. They received from Moses all the offerings the Israelites had brought to carry out the work of constructing the sanctuary. And the people continued to bring freewill offerings morning after morning. So all the skilled workers who were doing all the work on the sanctuary left what they were doing and said to Moses, “The people are bringing more than enough for doing the work the Lord commanded to be done.”

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.