Exodus 36:3 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. 4 Finally the craftsmen who were working on the sanctuary left their work. 5 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!”
6 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. 7 Their contributions were more than enough to complete the whole project.
I love this! Prior to this it seems like it's just been bad news after bad news when it came to the Israelites - grumbling and complaining, forgetting about God's faithfulness, and so quickly falling into idolatry. But here we finally see a good story. A great story!
The people were so generous they actually had to be told to stop giving.
Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage: Exodus 37:1-38:31, Matthew 28:1-20, Psalm 34:11-22, Proverbs 9:9-10
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