Saturday, October 31, 2015

Stop Giving

Exo 36:6  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. 
Exo 36:7  For the stuff they had was sufficient for all the work to make it, and too much.

The people enthusiastically  gave for the construction of the sanctuary to the extent that Moses had to command them to stop giving; now you don't hear that any more. The church buildings where I attend were paid for when they were built. There was no borrowing and putting the people in bondage to pay it off as is common today. A congregation should be enthusiastic for the LORD's work.
2Co 9:7  Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.
Unfortunately there are some who use religion for personal gain.
2Pe 2:1  But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.
2Pe 2:2  And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of.
2Pe 2:3  And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.

Be wise in your giving.

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