And they spake unto Moses, saying, The people bring much more than enough for the service of the work, which the LORD commanded to make. Exodus 36:5 (KJV)
Wouldn’t it be nice to have more than enough. What would you do with it if you had more than enough? My question would first be: More than enough what?
Some folks feel like they get more than enough guff from other people; neighbors, family, fellow workers, etc. That is not, however, what the above text is speaking of. The people had been asked to give willingly to the building of the furnishings, and structure of the tabernacle, and the holy clothing for the priests of Israel. They gave of their gold, their silver, their precious jewels, and the skins of the animals that were needed for the special building.
The artisans were overcome with the wealth of the gifts of the people. They were receiving more than was needed to build the tabernacle which was the enclosure for the ark of the covenant, and the representation for the presence of God among them.
Christian, wouldn’t it be grand for us to be giving to our churches more than enough to take care of the needs of the church and its ministries. Would’t it be great to hear the pastor say one Sunday morning, “The storehouse/Church is full. We have more than enough for this month.”
One of the places I can say that I have more than enough of is the love of God. It is so much that I am overcome by it. Every time I think of the cross upon which Jesus died I know that is more than enough, but I sure do not want God to quit giving it. I think of the burial of Christ, and that glorious work of taking our sin, grave, death, condemnation, guilt, and shame taken away, and left in the depth of the sea I am receiving more than enough. When I think of His resurrection I know that is more than enough. More than enough for me alone. More than enough to save the world; all who will come to Him He will save.