Everyone Is Invited

Everyone Is Invited

03 February 2009

Everyone Is Invited
Exodus 35:5, 10
Jim Stephens


“5 Everyone is invited to bring these offerings to the Lord: gold, silver, and bronze… 10 Come, all of you who are gifted craftsmen. Construct everything that the Lord has commanded.” (Exodus 35:5, 10 NLT)


God desired to dwell among his people, so he instructed them to build a holy place where his presence could reside and where he could meet with them. Once he gave Moses the plan for the Tabernacle, everyone was invited to contribute to the project according to what they had and everyone was invited to participate in the construction according to their God-given skills.

If their hearts were stirred and they desired to do so, they brought to the Lord their offerings of materials for the Tabernacle and its furnishings and for the holy garments. (Exodus 35:21 NLT)


There is still plenty of opportunity for those whose hearts are stirred! For everyone who loves God and loves people and desires to serve, there is opportunity to give and opportunity to use our God-given skills.

In this season of economic downturn there is need and opportunity on every hand. Let’s ask God to stir our hearts with a desire to give and serve, and to show us how to use our God-given skills to do the most possible good.


Father, Please don’t let us miss the hour of greatest opportunity to honor you and to serve others. Your word says that we all have resources and we all have God-given gifts and skills. Direct us by your Spirit so that we can be your instruments of blessing and peace. Amen.

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