Bring Forth An Offering

But the servant said, “I’ve just thought of something! There is a man of God who lives here in this town. He is held in high honor by all the people because everything he says comes true. Let’s go find him. Perhaps he can tell us which way to go.” “But we don’t have anything to offer him,” Saul replied. “Even our food is gone, and we don’t have a thing to give him.” “Well,” the servant said, “I have one small silver piece. We can at least offer it to the man of God and see what happens!” (In those days if people wanted a message from God, they would say, “Let’s go and ask the seer,” for prophets used to be called seers.) 10 “All right,” Saul agreed, “let’s try it!” So they started into the town where the man of God lived. ~ 1 Samuel 9:6-10NLT

This is a concept that seems long forgotten in the Church today. We don’t believe in tithes and offerings anymore. But it was so important to always bring an offering just to see the prophet that Saul didn’t even want to go. He didn’t want to go before the prophet, who was God’s representative on earth, asking for something without having an offering to bring. So, the two men made sure to give everything they had with them.

God doesn’t ask for much, yet sometimes not even an offering do we lay down before him. Our possessions will one day fade away. Our houses will one day crack and crumble. Our cars will one day break down and rust. But the LORD and all that He has will never fade away. It will never perish. It will never be devoured or destroyed. It is Eternal.

So, why are we so focused on the temporal that won’t last; when God is offering His Eternal for just a pinch of our temporal? One day God will test all that we have with fire. Will your treasure that you have built up sustain the heat? Or will it melt as the fire blazes? We only have one chance to build our treasure; which treasure we choose is up to us. So, choose wisely. Give to God what belongs to God, and He will give you from what belongs to Him.

Peace. Love. Go Forth and Bring Forth An Offering.

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