Scripture: “I have taken great pains to provide for the
Temple of the Lord 100,000 talents of gold, a million talents of silver, quantities of bronze and iron too great to be weighed, and wood and stone… and you may add to them.”
(1 Chronicles 22:14)

Observation: 3,750 tons of gold at 37,500 tons of silver plus much more!  That’s a lot of precious material.  It represents not just the wealth of the King, but also of the kingdom.  Much was given as gifts from other kings, too (Sidonians & Tyrians brought cedar. verse 22:4).  All of this was done so Solomon could build the magnificent temple for the Lord.  It was a staggering proposition and an amazing outpouring of thanks and praise offerings.  But what does David say?  You can give MORE! 

Application: no amount of gifts or offerings is too great for the Lord.  If we give all we have, it’s still not enough.  Just as David did not pride himself in thinking that he brought sufficient offerings… so should we never feel as though we’ve done enough, i.e. our duty. 

Prayer: Lord, help me not to place limits on your glory or on the worship of you.  And help me not to limit the gifts that others might bring to just what I can offer. Amen.