“What if God Gave Us His Leftovers?”
How would you feel if someone “prosperous” invited you to their house for Thanksgiving dinner, and when you arrived, they said, “Glad you came over, we’re going to have ‘leftovers,’ just for you!” I’m sure you would be gracious but maybe just a little hurt or a little offended or ashamed. If it had been a poor person, you would gladly have eaten it because “they gave all they had.”
In 2 Chronicles 31:5, the children of Israel are coming back to the Lord with their offerings.
“… the children of Israel brought in abundance the firstfruits of corn, wine, and oil, and honey, and of all the increase of the field; and the tithe of all things brought they in abundantly…they also brought in the tithe of oxen and sheep, and the tithe of holy things…and laid them by heaps. In the third month they began to lay the foundation of the heaps, and finished them in the seventh month.” (2 Chronicles 31:5-7)
If you read chapter 32, you will see how the Lord blessed King Hezekiah and his people.
The Lord always wants us to “give our best,” whether it be time or money or love or “going the extra mile.” He always gives us back, “His best.” Let’s never be “cheap” with the Lord in our giving, our obedience, our love, or “going the extra mile.” Let’s never, never give Him our “leftovers.” He has always given us “His best!”
Have a great, great day!!!