May 05, 2022 18:30pm
Our Gifts Unto The Lord

Gifts, who doesn’t love them? A friend of mine posted the other day that she had received a sweet gift from friends after a hard day at work. Another was quarantined and her friends and family brought over gifts for them and the kids. And every morning, without fail, my dog brings me his red frisbee as a gift.

It’s not out of requirement, gifts are special when they go above that. Instead, they come from the heart.

What gift have you received recently? How did it make you feel? And what gift have you given? Wasn’t it fun? Just to see the joy it brought to them or the surprise makes it all worth it.

As we close out the book of Leviticus, we learn about gifts. The Israelites were required to give a certain amount unto the Lord, but many of them wanted to do more. They wanted to give a special gift to God. In chapter 27, God instructs the people on how to go about giving those gifts in a holy way. Whether it was money, animals, land, or even the dedication of a person, God taught them how to do so properly.

“Notwithstanding no devoted thing, that a man shall devote unto the LORD of all that he hath, both of man and beast, and of the field of his possession, shall be sold or redeemed: every devoted thing is most holy unto the LORD.” (Leviticus 27:28)

Devoted things were items that were set apart for God. The people wanted to show their thanks to the Lord for what He had given them and done for them. They wanted to give Him gifts.

Today is no different. We tithe, but the Lord loves a cheerful giver. Are you giving more to the Lord? Maybe it’s through money, or service in the church, or to a ministry within the church. Those are wonderful gifts unto the Lord.

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