- March18, 2018
- Generous Heart. Generous Hands
- Ty Thomas
When the subject of “Giving” is raised, it evokes a variety of responses from us. The full spectrum of emotions from shame, because I want to give more but I can’t afford to; anger, because I already give so much; Joy, the cheerful giver, because I am blessed and want to give more. We are exhorted to give what is in our heart to give, not under compulsion. The Israelites, for all of their stubbornness, and sinful ways, when asked to provide gold, special materials to build the tabernacle, gave so much that they had to be told to stop. A couple of things to note. 1. You can’t ever out-give God. God loves a cheerful giver (2 Cor 9:7). 2. You can’t out-sin the grace of God. Through the blood of Jesus Christ, God’s grace is so abundant it washes us as white as snow.
- March 25, 2018
- God Leading The Way
- Ty Thomas
We should all have a general contractor like Moses when building something to exacting specifications. God was very precise when He gave Moses the exact specifications of the Ark of the Covenant and the Tabernacle and Moses in turn gave those instructions to the builders and raw material providers. Because God was so precise, Moses needed to ensure the project was as precise. When it was done, the Lord descended in a cloud and filled the Tabernacle with His glory. For some time after this wonderful event, whenever the cloud of the Lord lifted from the Tabernacle the Israelites would set out, if it didn’t, they didn’t set out until it did