Week 4 | Wednesday - Building God's House
Moreover, because I have set my affection on the house of my God, I have given to the house of my God, over and above all that I have prepared for the holy house, my own special treasure of gold and silver.
1 CHRONICLES 29:3, NKJV
In the Old Testament, the temple of God had great significance for Israel. It was the dwelling place of God’s presence among His people. In preparing to build the temple, King David made all the necessary preparations and gave extravagantly from his own resources. But notice how he connects his heart to his gift, “Because I have set my affection on the house of my God, I have given to the house of my God.” While some may have given lip service to God’s house, David demonstrated his heart by what he gave. Centuries later, Jesus would echo this same idea in Matthew 6:21 when He said, “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (ESV).
There are a lot of causes out there and tons of places you can invest your time, talent, and treasure. But none is more powerful than the local church. One of the most amazing things about giving to build God’s church is that it will change your heart. If you want to have a greater heart for God and for His kingdom, invest in what He’s doing. Where is your heart today?
WHAT IS GOD SAYING TO ME?
HOW CAN I APPLY IT?
TALK TO GOD ABOUT IT.