If abundant blessing is really the heart and nature of God, we should find it repeated throughout the Bible. This is precisely what I want us to look at in these next few blogs.
Let’s go to Exodus 36:3-7. Please notice the term “more than enough” as it appears in the following scriptures.
They received from Moses all the offerings the Israelites had brought to carry out the work of constructing the sanctuary. And the people continued to bring freewill offerings morning after morning. So all the skilled craftsmen who were doing all the work on the sanctuary left their work and said to Moses, “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.
Did you get that? Moses ordered the people to stop giving! Moses started a building project, and the Israelites were asked to participate by giving offerings. The people gave so much that Moses had to actually issue a decree instructing them to stop. When is the last time you heard your pastor or any church leader say, “Stop giving…you are giving way too much?” I think most of us would agree the church today has not yet reached this stage of generosity.