And they came, each one whose heart stirred him up and whose spirit made him willing, and brought the Lord’s offering to be used for the [new] Tent of Meeting, for all its service, and the holy garments.
And all the women who had ability and whose hearts stirred them up in wisdom spun the goats’ hair.
The Israelites brought a freewill offering to the Lord, all men and women whose hearts made them willing and moved them to bring anything for any of the work which the Lord had commanded by Moses to be done.
And they received from Moses all the freewill offerings which the Israelites had brought for doing the work of the sanctuary, to prepare it for service. And they continued to bring him freewill offerings every morning.
And all the wise and able men who were doing the work on the sanctuary came, every man from the work he was doing,
And they said to Moses, The people bring much more than enough for doing the work which the Lord commanded to do.
So Moses commanded and it was proclaimed in all the camp, Let no man or woman do anything more for the sanctuary offering. So the people were restrained from bringing,For the stuff they had was sufficient to do all the work and more.
Exodus 35:21,26,29 & 36:3-7
Can This Be Said of Me?
Have you ever had one of those mornings where you sit down to do your daily devotional…
You have your coffee in hand, your still in your pajama’s, and you really aren’t expecting anything to monumental to occur because your not really fully awake yet?
Then you start reading God’s word and it’s almost like He underlines the words He wants you to hear right before your eyes?
This was me this morning.
I’ve read these verses times and times before, but NEVER have I picked up on the words I did today.
It seems that God wanted the Israelites to build the tabernacle with FREE WILL OFFERINGS, not because it was something He COMMANDED them to do.
He left it up to them… He stirred their heart and it was up to them to obey
They wanted to please the Lord and honor Him so much, that they brought TO MUCH!
This makes me question myself…
When God stirs my heart, do I freely give?
Do I freely give in such abundance that He will ever say, “That’s enough for now?”
I didn’t even need the coffee this morning.. that alone shook my spirit awake