Exodus 25:1-2 Willingly With His Heart

Exodus 25:1-2 (KJV)
And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
Speak unto the children of Israel, that they bring me an offering: of every man that giveth it willingly with his heart ye shall take my offering.

It is interesting that God is definitely the one who gave the command to bring an offering and Moses was definitely commanded to tell the people to bring it. 

To bring an offering is the will of God. 

But, though, Moses was to tell the people to bring it, he was to accept only those offerings given ”willingly and with his heart.” The only way I know that this would be possible is that he spoke the command in such a way that only those who wanted to give “willingly and with his heart.” Felt compelled to give at all. I take it that Moses’ manner of speaking was not so forceful that an unwilling heart felt coerced into participating. 

God loves a cheerful giver. This is a matter of the heart and not of obligation. Unless duty is personal rather than forced it is not of God. 

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Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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