Daily Bible Study

@just4him (309433)
Green Bay, Wisconsin
April 15, 2024 5:03am CST
Day 88 – More than Enough Exodus 36:1 “Bezalel and Aholiab, and every gifted artisan in whom JEHOVAH put wisdom and understanding, to know how to do every manner of work for the service of the sanctuary, will do according to everything JEHOVAH commanded.” 2 Then Moses called Bezalel and Aholiab, and every gifted artisan in whose heart JEHOVAH put wisdom, everyone whose heart was stirred, to come and do the work. 3 They received from Moses the offering which the children of Israel brought for the work of the service of making the sanctuary. They continued bringing to him freewill offerings every morning. 4 Then the craftsmen who were doing the work of the sanctuary came, each from the work he was doing, 5 and spoke to Moses, saying, “The people bring much more than enough for the service of the work which JEHOVAH commanded us to do.” 6 Moses gave a commandment, and caused it to be proclaimed throughout the camp, saying, “Let neither man nor woman do any more work for the offering of the sanctuary.” The people were restrained from bringing, 7 for the material they had was sufficient for the work to be done—indeed too much. God’s name: JEHOVAH – Self-existent, Eternal Iesous – Jesus Elohiym – Mighty God God’s character: Wisdom and Understanding Christos – Anointed One Have you run into the problem of having too many materials for the work you need to do? Have you been paid too much for the work you needed to do? People are greedy. They want more of everything, especially money. It’s never enough. JEHOVAH told Moses who was to do the work of the sanctuary and gave them wisdom and understanding to do the work. Then Moses told the people what materials they were to bring to do the work, and they brought it. More than they needed, so that Moses had to tell them to stop giving to the work. Every church, small and great, has a building program, and other projects requiring funds. Church leaders ask their congregations to give to the different projects, but never have I heard of a church who asked their congregations to stop giving because they had more than enough for the work. Yet that’s what the workers told Moses to do. Stop giving. They had more than enough. What would it be like to have a church that didn’t need funds because they had more than enough money to take care of their needs? How would you feel if you heard your pastor or minister tell you one morning not to give because there was sufficient money to support every project the church had? It doesn’t happen. Why? Not because the church is greedy for money, but because those doing the work continually ask for more funds for the work they do. Moses needed to restrain the people from giving. They wanted to give. They wanted to support the work of the sanctuary. Yet, there was more than enough materials for the work and too much. When you give to JEHOVAH’S work, He will supply everything necessary to get the work done. He will make certain there is enough. He will also supply you with everything you need according to His riches in glory. Philippians 4:19 My Theos will supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christos Iesous. JEHOVAH is the Elohiym of more than enough. His supply will never run out. There might come a time when there is more than enough for your ministry. Until then, give because Elohiym wants to bless you just as He did when JEHOVAH commanded Moses to tell the people to give so the work could be done. Let’s pray: Father, help me give to Your work until You tell me there is enough. Let me know where to give, so I can be a blessing and You will bless me for doing Your work. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen. Copyright © 15 April 2024 by Valerie Routhieaux The image belongs to me.
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@LindaOHio (159561)
• United States
16 Apr
Thank you for the Bible study. Have a blessed day.
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@just4him (309433)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
16 Apr
You're welcome. Have a blessed day too. Thank you.
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@just4him (309433)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
17 Apr
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@LindaOHio (159561)
• United States
17 Apr
@just4him Thank you very much. You're welcome.
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@innertalks (21218)
• Australia
15 Apr
To know when there is enough, takes some discernment, and any notion of greed must be pushed aside too. Sometimes, charities seem to keep asking for more on top of what has just been given, wanting to increase the donations every year to more and more. Like you, I could not imagine any charity, or church, these days telling anyone that they now had more than enough to do their works. Charities always seem to find some use for the donated money, but when they get more than what they really need, it can often then be splurged and wasted on ill-thought through projects, like pulling down their church and building a bigger one, when it was unnecessary to really do that. The church that I go to collected a lot of funds to do just that, and to build a bigger church, but after covid finished, they lost so many people from coming to the church that the church is always half-empty now. A bigger church is no longer needed. We have not been told what happened to the collected funds, but I am sure they have been put aside for a rainy day. The Priest somehow could afford to take 3 months off, and spend 3 months overseas on a sabbatical, though. Some retired Priests covered for him in his absence.
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@just4him (309433)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
15 Apr
I'm sure his vacation was part of his salary and benefits as your priest. It would be unwise to use those funds set aside for the church for his vacation. We have accountability for everything in the church. We just had a business meeting after church last week to show the good standing we have with our finances. We also broke ground for the extension and renovation of our church. It's getting a much-needed facelift. We're packed most Sundays. I can't wait to see it when it's finished. I've already looked at the plans extensively. With an Associate Degree in Architecture, I understood what I was looking at. It's going to be very nice when it's finished.
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@innertalks (21218)
• Australia
15 Apr
@just4him Yes, you are probably right. He did say that he was overdue for a break, and that he felt rather burnt out too. He had been there for eleven years, when most Priests here, only stay for around an average of seven years. He has been moved now to another Parish. It is good that your church is packed out most Sundays.
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@just4him (309433)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
16 Apr
@innertalks I'm sorry they moved him to another parish. Yes, it is good. It's good we have extra chairs for the larger numbers we're getting.
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