1.) It’s God’s House = Vs.10-11.
God made laws to make sure the operations of the Temple ran smoothly forever.
Nobody was being personally enriched.
Abuse of Church finances makes people not come to Church.
2.) It’s Our Responsibility = Vs.11-12.
This is only 4 walls and a roof, until God’s people gather here, then it becomes a Church.
We see that everything is done, so they must not need me!
We help out in two ways; money and time.
1Corinthians 12:7 and 14
We are all here for a purpose.
Are you supporting the work that goes on here with your time and finances?
3.) Bring in the Best = Vs.12-13.
Exodus 23:19, Leviticus 1:3, Exodus 13:12, Exodus 13:15
God requires no such offering from us now.
He made Himself an offering for us and gave us an example to follow.
Romans 8:32, John 3:16
If He gave His all, can we give any less?
4.) God Judges My Giving = Vs.14.
When I give of my time or finances, I am giving to HIM.
I am still compelled to give, not by law, but by gratitude.
Since God is the Judge of my giving, how do my excuses sound to Him?
Malachi 3:8-10, Matthew 6:33