They Were Generous To A Fault

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I love being part of God-honoring projects. I’ve been to other countries to build homes for people. That special moment handing a father or mother keys to a new house is very exciting. When the zeal for God consumes you, it doesn’t matter what you are giving of yourself… your time, talent, and treasure are not that important and you willing give them away. Some call that being ‘generous to a fault’. They don’t understand. That’s ok. The people of God did the same in the wilderness when contributing to the creation of the tent of meeting. So much so, that Moses had to say ‘stop’! Its too much already. Wow, can you imagine a church filled with people generous to a fault where the pastor has to say that? I hope my church is like that!

And all the skillful people who were performing all the work of the sanctuary came, each from the work which they were performing, and they said to Moses, “The people are bringing much more than enough for the construction work which the Lord commanded us to perform.” So Moses issued a command, and circulated a proclamation throughout the camp, saying, “No man or woman is to perform work any longer for the contributions of the sanctuary.” So the people were restrained from bringing any more. For the material they had was sufficient and more than enough for all the work, to perform it. Exodus 36:4-7 NASB

How does my generosity model that of Christ Jesus and God? In what ways has God made me zealous for Him and His church?

God, as this day begins- there are so many wonderful ways to commit my time, talent, and treasure for the sake of Your kingdom. Guide and direct me. Thank you that yesterday was so productive and spiritual. May today be the same. I need You to set the agenda. Bless me as I seek to be a blessing to others. I hope I am one day described as being “Generous to a Fault”- You certainly are!

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