Day 42 Reading – Exodus Chapters 36-38
The silver from the community census totaled one hundred kikkars and one thousand seven hundred seventy-five shekels in weight, measured by the sanctuary shekel. They gave a beqa per person (that is, half a shekel, measured by the sanctuary shekel) for everyone who was counted in the census, 20 years old and above, 603,550 men. Exodus 38:25-26
How many people attend your church?
How big is your budget?
Building campaigns, pledge campaigns, fundraising, attendance, membership …
The age old cry of the church … all you do is talk about numbers and money!
And yet …
The truth is that even for God’s people in the desert … numbers and money mattered.
Money bought the supplies for the Tabernacle.
And how many people were involved was important … so they counted and recorded it.
The real problem is when we put numbers and money above relationship –
Relationship with God … and others.
What keeps you from a deeper relationship with God?
Unfortunately for many … I can count on the answer being money.
Day 43 Reading – Exodus Chapters 39-40