I was reading Exodus 36 this morning (5-7):
"The people are bringing more than enough for doing the work the Lord commanded to be done."  Then Moses gave an order and they sent this word throughout the camp: "No man or woman is to make anything else as an offering for the sanctuary." And so the people were restrained from bringing more,  because what they already had was more than enough to do all the work.
The people brought more than was required for the work the Lord had commanded!
What an encouragement that must have been for Moses and what a challenge for us, especially in these recessionary times. I don't know about other situations, but here at WACC there is so much excitement and anticipation about what the Lord is leading us to do, and whilst it is an incredibly generous church, bringing far more than is required sets the bar pretty high! Mind you, I'm not entirely sure about 'restraining people from bringing more' (end of v6) - I'm fairly certain there must be a new testament principle that supercedes that particular section of Exodus :-)
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