From God TO God
Would God ask us to give something that we don’t have to give? Would God ask us to do something we are not able to do?
In the book of Exodus, God asked His people to build a tabernacle, “make a sanctuary for Me so that I may dwell among them.” (Exodus 25:8) In the story of the funding, construction, furnishing, and operation of the tabernacle (Exodus 35), we find principles for the work of God provided by the people of God for the glory of God. God is personally involved in the process of moving His people in order to accomplish His purposes here on Earth.
It’s easy to make assumptions about our giving: we go to work, we earn the money, we develop our skills, we decide how much to give, we write the checks, we schedule our own calendars －it seems that giving is centered around us. But in reality, God is involved in every aspect of giving from providing the resources to receiving the gifts. Giving is from God TO God. As we discover in Exodus 35, our giving is prescribed by God, prearranged by God, produced by God, and, ultimately, presented to God,
sermon by: Larry Murray