Giving To God

1 Chronicles‬ ‭29‬:‭3‬ “And now, because of my devotion to the Temple of my God, I am giving all of my own private treasures of gold and silver to help in the construction. This is in addition to the building materials I have already collected for his holy Temple.”
My thoughts: David gave of his own private treasures! His passion for God was evident in what He gave. His generosity would help in the construction of the Temple. In the same way, our wholehearted pursuit of God will help in the construction of His Kingdom and the destruction of darkness! I want to build His Kingdom through generous service and complete surrender to His plans. Nothing else matters! What we give to God will reflect our understanding of what He gave to us. If we believe the sacrifice of Jesus was common and ordinary, our response to Him will be passive and self-centered. Please don’t profess salvation if you only give to God once a week. Don’t expect to escape the fires of Hell when you only let Heaven touch you on a Sunday. Going to church doesn’t save us! Complete surrender to Jesus brings salvation. Jesus came to save us from Hell and get the Hell out of our own lives! Some of us look more like death and doom than life and restoration because Hell is our influence! Salvation does not begin when we pass away, but starts right now. David understood what God gave him and responded in love. He gave up his private possessions because his walk with God was more than a public profession. What will we give to our Lord and Savior? Is He more than a song we sing at church? Is He more than a prayer we pray before dinner? Before we can help in the construction of something significant, we must allow God to destroy what is insignificant inside of us. This is what really matters! 

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