More reasons of bringing offerings to the house of God.
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Boat in stormy sea.
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Exodus 25: 1-7
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Offerings for the Tabernacle - The LORD said to Moses, “Tell the Israelites to bring me an offering. You are to receive the offering for me from
Always show open gladness to your benefactors.
God had asked from them. (Exodus 25: 1-7) You do not ask from strangers. There has to be relationship between you and the person you are intending to ask from. God did not ever ask for an offering from other tribes located in Canaan, but only required offerings from the Israelites. He had done great things for them, including snatching them from jaws of Egyptian slavery. God expects that after he sets us free from our problems we will give thanks verbally, preferably in public. Don’t light a candle and hide it under a bowl.
Jonah was not thankful of his talents and blessings.
In 2 Samuel 6: 12, as the ark of God was taken to the City of David, David danced with all his might though he was the king of Israel. When you are grateful of a good did towards you by someone, show open gladness. Don’t just act cool and assume they know you are grateful. State it by words and deeds. God sent Jonah to Nineveh because he knew he was good at prophesying doom; all the while hopping that the people would not trust his message and would therefore perish in their hundreds. He would prophesy doom with such gusto that recipients would tremble with fear. He was never happy whenever the prophesied turned from their sinful ways and were pardoned by God. (Jonah 4)
Sea Urchins and Brittlestar on a Seamount.
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God requires the finest of the gift.
When God uplifts someone, he expects him to go back to the house of God and tithe as a sign of appreciation. It is our responsibility to offer to the house of God. Finance and support the kingdom agenda always. God required from Israelites their most treasured property. Don’t offer to God what you don’t require. If a gift does not pain you releasing then it is not worth of God. Don’t like choose from your closet the smallest of the currency note to give as offering. It will only represent your thanklessness to God’s favours towards you.