Posted on 06 Oct 2015 12:24

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

2 Chronicles 24:10(NIV)

“All the officials and all the people brought their contributions gladly, dropping them into the chest until it was full.”

King Joash reigned for 40 years over Judah. One of the central accomplishments of Joash’s rule was the reconstruction of the temple in Jerusalem. Joash had a heart to see God’s house rebuilt and so he challenged the people of Judah to give sacrificially to its repair. And the people of God really responded. They not only gave gladly, but they gave more than enough money to reconstruct the temple, and to replace the articles of worship within the temple as well.

Note that the giving was not limited to the rich or the affluent or the working class but the whole congregation was actively engaged in sacrificial giving. All the people—rulers, officials, and common folk—gave their gifts gladly and they rejoiced.

So beloved, what is the condition of your heart when you give your gifts to the Lord? Do you rejoice and thank God for all He has done for you? Or, do you give your gifts because it’s expected? Does God get the money leftover after you pay for groceries, bills, and have some fun? Or, because of your circumstances, do you think that you are unable to give at all?

Examine your heart right now and search for your true motivation for giving. Remember, the Lord loves a cheerful heart when giving to His Kingdom’s work.

God bless you is my prayer!

Dr. J. M. Wooten

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