Ex. 36:6-7 So Moses gave the command and this message was sent throughout the camp: “Bring no more materials! You have already given more than enough.” So the people stopped bringing their offerings. Their contributions were more than enough to complete the whole project.
When is enough, enough? For some, whatever there is, it’s not enough. Many crave money and are never satisfied with what they have. The love of money (fame, power, etc.) causes some to do anything to get more.
Some churches and ministries fall into this trap. They beg and plead for more than what they are given. The thirst for more seems to never be quenched. We must be very careful about this. We must not let our thirst become our passion and purpose in life. We must learn to be content with what the Lord provides. What He provides is always enough to get done what He desires to be done. The plea for more becomes tiresome and drives people away from the Lord. For many it becomes the message; it becomes more important than the message of the Gospel. It gives the Church a bad name in the world.
It’s a hard lesson to learn, but learn it we must. God supplies all of our needs, not all our wants. When we let our wants rule our needs, we fall into sin and bring shame to our Lord. Any ministry or individual who tries to lay a guilt trip on you because you do not give enough for their cause is not speaking from the Lord. The Lord loves a cheerful giver and does not honor giving given reluctantly or because of someone’s emotional appeals.
God blessed the giving of the Israelites because they gave willingly and cheerfully. And what they gave was more than what was needed to get the job done. The Lord never asks you to give more than what you can give. He gives you all that you need and blesses your offerings of love.