Day 86 - Can You Give Too Much?

Day 86 - Can You Give Too Much?

Exodus 36

March 27, 2018

At what point does God say stop?  Don't give any more.  Actually, there are lots of ways to give to God.  Do you know anyone who was told to stop giving their time?  Anyone who was told to stop giving their money?  Or, anyone who was told to stop giving their food or possessions


The real secret to giving in this chapter was the fact that they were enthusiastic and very willing to give.  This is the classic definition of a "cheerful giver".  This is something that obviously pleases the Lord.  


Whatever sort of thing you willingly and cheerfully give to God He appreciates.  Some things we give to God people never see but God sees them.  If you give God your time, is it more valuable than money?  These people in this chapter had their heart STIRRED UP to do this great work.  Be not weary in well doing for in due season you shall reap the reward the Master has for you!


Exodus 36:1-38 (KJV) 

The offerings are delivered to the workmen

1 Then wrought Bezaleel and Aholiab, and every wise hearted man, in whom the LORD put wisdom and understanding to know how to work all manner of work for the service of the sanctuary, according to all that the LORD had commanded.
2 And Moses called Bezaleel and Aholiab, and every wise hearted man, in whose heart the LORD had put wisdom, even every one whose heart stirred him up to come unto the work to do it:
3 And they received of Moses all the offering, which the children of Israel had brought for the work of the service of the sanctuary, to make it withal. And they brought yet unto him free offerings every morning.
4 And all the wise men, that wrought all the work of the sanctuary, came every man from his work which they made;
5 And they spake unto Moses, saying, The people bring much more than enough for the service of the work, which the LORD commanded to make.
6 And Moses gave commandment, and they caused it to be proclaimed throughout the camp, saying, Let neither man nor woman make any more work for the offering of the sanctuary. So the people were restrained from bringing.
7 For the stuff they had was sufficient for all the work to make it, and too much. 

The curtains of the cherubim


8 And every wise hearted man among them that wrought the work of the tabernacle made ten curtains of fine twined linen, and blue, and purple, and scarlet: with cherubims of cunning work made he them.
9 The length of one curtain was twenty and eight cubits, and the breadth of one curtain four cubits: the curtains were all of one size.
10 And he coupled the five curtains one unto another: and the other five curtains he coupled one unto another.
11 And he made loops of blue on the edge of one curtain from the selvedge in the coupling: likewise he made in the uttermost side of another curtain, in the coupling of the second.
12 Fifty loops made he in one curtain, and fifty loops made he in the edge of the curtain which was in the coupling of the second: the loops held one curtain to another.
13 And he made fifty taches of gold, and coupled the curtains one unto another with the taches: so it became one tabernacle. 

The curtains of goats' hair


14 And he made curtains of goats' hair for the tent over the tabernacle: eleven curtains he made them.
15 The length of one curtain was thirty cubits, and four cubits was the breadth of one curtain: the eleven curtains were of one size.
16 And he coupled five curtains by themselves, and six curtains by themselves.
17 And he made fifty loops upon the uttermost edge of the curtain in the coupling, and fifty loops made he upon the edge of the curtain which coupleth the second.
18 And he made fifty taches of brass to couple the tent together, that it might be one.
19 And he made a covering for the tent of rams' skins dyed red, and a covering of badgers' skins above that.
20 And he made boards for the tabernacle of shittim wood, standing up.
21 The length of a board was ten cubits, and the breadth of a board one cubit and a half.
22 One board had two tenons, equally distant one from another: thus did he make for all the boards of the tabernacle.
23 And he made boards for the tabernacle; twenty boards for the south side southward:
24 And forty sockets of silver he made under the twenty boards; two sockets under one board for his two tenons, and two sockets under another board for his two tenons.
25 And for the other side of the tabernacle, which is toward the north corner, he made twenty boards,
26 And their forty sockets of silver; two sockets under one board, and two sockets under another board.
27 And for the sides of the tabernacle westward he made six boards.
28 And two boards made he for the corners of the tabernacle in the two sides.
29 And they were coupled beneath, and coupled together at the head thereof, to one ring: thus he did to both of them in both the corners.
30 And there were eight boards; and their sockets were sixteen sockets of silver, under every board two sockets.
31 And he made bars of shittim wood; five for the boards of the one side of the tabernacle,
32 And five bars for the boards of the other side of the tabernacle, and five bars for the boards of the tabernacle for the sides westward.
33 And he made the middle bar to shoot through the boards from the one end to the other.
34 And he overlaid the boards with gold, and made their rings of gold to be places for the bars, and overlaid the bars with gold. 

The veil


35 And he made a vail of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen: with cherubims made he it of cunning work.
36 And he made thereunto four pillars of shittim wood, and overlaid them with gold: their hooks were of gold; and he cast for them four sockets of silver.
37 And he made an hanging for the tabernacle door of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen, of needlework;
38 And the five pillars of it with their hooks: and he overlaid their chapiters and their fillets with gold: but their five sockets were of brass. 


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Comments 4

Jenny Kiggins on Thursday, 29 March 2018 07:43

This church people is a great example of this.

This church people is a great example of this.
Janette Tomlinson on Thursday, 29 March 2018 17:20

A willing, cheerful giver can NEVER out give God. Luke 6:38.

A willing, cheerful giver can NEVER out give God. Luke 6:38.
Hal Tomlinson on Thursday, 29 March 2018 17:25

There were New Testament churches noted in the scripture who were applauded for their exceptional giving. They wanted to participate the apostle Paul’s ministry and support his missionary journey.

There were New Testament churches noted in the scripture who were applauded for their exceptional giving. They wanted to participate the apostle Paul’s ministry and support his missionary journey.
Jennifer Luttman on Friday, 30 March 2018 12:32

I love the question is giving my time or money more valuable to God! Also to remember whatever I give to give it cheerfully!

I love the question is giving my time or money more valuable to God! Also to remember whatever I give to give it cheerfully!
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