“All whose hearts were stirred and whose spirits were moved came and brought their sacred offerings to the Lord. They brought all the materials needed for the Tabernacle, for the performance of its rituals, and for the sacred garments…So the people of Israel—every man and woman who was eager to help in the work the Lord had given them through Moses—brought their gifts and gave them freely to the Lord” (Exodus 35:21,29, NLT).
What if they took up an offering for a new church building and all the church members were so enthusiastic about doing God’s work that everyone in the church contributed financially to the project?
And, what if they gave enough in one offering to construct and furnish the new church building?
Well, that’s exactly what happened when Moses told the people of Israel they needed to construct the Tabernacle!
They were so excited and so eager about providing a place for the presence of God to dwell with them that they all gave generously and enough materials were collected to construct the Tabernacle, furnish it, and properly clothe the priests.
God will provide generously for you when you give generously and eagerly to support His work because God loves a cheerful giver!
“For God loves a person who gives cheerfully. And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others.” (2 Corinthians 9:7-8, NLT)