Exodus 37: God’s instructions for building the furniture for the Tabernacle.
Lessons for Living Today:
The Creator of gold knows its usefulness and value. God’s instructions for building the Tabernacle’s furniture called for an abundance of gold. What better use of this valuable metal than to adorn the place where God would dwell with humanity. The purpose of the Tabernacle was for God and mankind to “connect.” There is nothing more important in this world than that connection. Today’s value of the amount of gold used is nearly $50 million. God created the gold and this was the highest use the gold would ever have.
The Creator of you and I know our usefulness and value. We are worth more to Him than all the gold of the universe. We are His highest creation—made in His image. Of all His creation we are the ones given with the freedom of choice. Therefore, when we choose to abandon the lure of the world’s pleasure and focus our attention on pleasing God by ministering to others—our value shines forth. For God to watch us serving others on His behalf it is as though we were bringing to him our offering of pure gold.
The highest calling for one’s life is to serve others on God’s behalf. Just as the highest calling for the use of gold was to be used in the furniture of God’s Tabernacle—our highest calling is to use our skills and energies is serving those whom God loves. To uplift another human being is more valuable than pure gold. To serve another is our offering to God. It is what He values most. It is our highest calling. Nothing in the world provides the deep satisfaction of ministering to the felt needs of another. That is because in that act of service our hearts unite with God.
God’s Question: Shared any offerings of gold lately?
God’s Promise: Our hearts unite in your acts of service.
My Prayer to God:
I praise You for the value You place on humanity.
I am sorry if too often focus on self instead of others.
Thank You for speaking to my heart in Your Word.
Help me focus on how I can bless You by blessing others.