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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.
At the beginning of this chapter, Moses instituted the command of the Lord that the people of Israel were to work six days and rest on the seventh, which became known as the Sabbath. Of course, after that, there came a need for a temple so the people could worship. During the wandering in the wilderness, the tabernacle was mobile. It was easy to disassemble and construct wherever they went. Moses told the people, “All of you who are willing should bring an offering of either gold, silver, or bronze.” In verses 21 and 29, the scriptures state that all who were willing brought an offering to the Lord.
Since the beginning of the Jewish faith, meeting places have been necessary to gather the people of God. The same has been true since the Christian Church was first established. The only way this was and continues to be accomplished is when God’s people are willing to give their tithes and special offerings for different projects for the meeting places to be built. Remember, no one was or is supposed to feel pushed to give. They should give only if they are WILLING. Some places are exquisite because of the income and giving of the people of God in that specific area. Some church facilities have very little in the way of beautiful accommodations, yet because it is a place for God’s people the Spirit of God empowers them with His presence! What could be more wonderful than for His Spirit to dwell in the houses of worship we have erected for His glory? For that reason, “Lord I’m Still Willing!”
I for one am still WILLING to give faithfully and, if need be, sacrificially to see Your work move forward in my piece of the world. I am also willing to be generous with what I have to reach the world beyond my city. Amen