Moses gave them the materials donated by the people of Israel as sacred offerings for the completion of the sanctuary. But the people continued to bring additional gifts each morning. Finally the craftsmen who were working on the sanctuary left their work. They went to Moses and reported, “The people have given more than enough materials to complete the job the lord has commanded us to do!” So Moses gave the command, and this message was sent throughout the camp: “Men and women, don’t prepare any more gifts for the sanctuary. We have enough!” So the people stopped bringing their sacred offerings. Their contributions were more than enough to complete the whole project.
Our level of generosity is a pretty strong reflection of either how strong of a hold we are clutching onto our money with, or how open handed we are with the blessings of God as we seek to be good stewards of what He has entrusted us with.
How often do we give with abandon in our lives? And not just with our money, but with our time and our attention?
Can we imagine someone saying to us, you have given enough already, we have all that we need. Please, you don’t need to give more.