The best or the rest?
“And they set in it four rows of stones: the first row was a sardius, a topaz, and a carbuncle: this was the first row. And the second row, an emerald, a sapphire, and a diamond. And the third row, a ligure, an agate, and an amethyst. And the fourth row, a beryl, an onyx, and a jasper: they were inclosed in ouches of gold in their inclosings. And they made the plate of the holy crown of pure gold, and wrote upon it a writing, like to the engravings of a signet, HOLINESS TO THE Lord. Thus was all the work of the tabernacle of the tent of the congregation finished: and the children of Israel did according to all that the Lord commanded Moses, so did they.” Exodus 39:10-13, 30, 32 KJV https://bible.com/bible/1/exo.39.10-32.kjv
God deserves and demands our best. In the Bible reading today, the tabernacle and ark of God was being built according to the instructions that Moses had received from God. All the materials used were as instructed of God and they represent the finest of materials and precious stones. The place of fellowship and communion with the one whom all the silver and gold belongs to could be nothing short of splendid. Even the robes of the priest were made with fine linen and an assortment of fittings and engravings. In today’s context, God who is the owner of life, time and resources that he has graciously given to his children still demands prime time, prime resources. The best of the stock not what is left after. Do you prioritize God and the things that are dear to him. Do you give your best time of the day to commune or worship God in your hearts? Do you take out his first fruits and tithes before diving into the rest? Having enjoyed the deliverances and goodness of God all his life, David said that he will not give to his Lord what cost him nothing. When you sing “All my life you have been faithful and all my life you have been so so good”, do you go on to truly give all to tell of his goodness and to do his bidding?
Prayer: Dear Lord, thank you for your faithfulness through the thick and thin of life. I commit afresh to give you prime time in my life. So help me God🙏🏾🙏🏾