Tuesday, July 7, 2009

The Reason I Write

Photo Courtesy of Kevin Connors via Morguefile.com

The Lord has been so good to me that I cannot be silent. I have been strongly encouraged by my husband to start this blog to talk as a wife and mother to encourage women to live for God in every aspect of their lives.

My blog title comes from Exodus 35:20-29 NKJV. The Israelites were commissioned by God to build the tabernacle and everyone did their part. The New King James Version states in verse 21 that “everyone came whose heart was stirred, and everyone whose spirit was willing, and they brought the LORD’s offering.” Women and men gave what they were moved to offer. This passage catalogues extravagant offerings of gold, fine linen, silver and bronze and many other freewill offerings of great monetary value. Then in verse 26 we find that “all the women whose hearts stirred with wisdom spun yarn of goats’ hair.” What in the world is goats’ hair yarn doing in the midst of all the precious metals and stones of great price?

Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Bible notes on Exodus 35:20-29 illuminated these verses to me. It states:

“Without a willing mind, costly offerings would be abhorred; with it, the smallest will be accepted. Our hearts are willing, when we cheerfully assist in promoting the cause of God. Those who are diligent and contented in employments considered mean, are as much accepted of God as those engaged in splendid services. The women who spun the goats' hair were wise-hearted, because they did it heartily to the Lord. Thus the labourer, mechanic, or servant who attends to his work in the faith and fear of God, may be as wise, for his place, as the most useful minister, and he equally accepted of the Lord. Our wisdom and duty consist in giving God the glory and use of our talents, be they many or few.”

This comment states my mission for this blog very well. My talents, wisdom and service are the Lord’s. I pray that He be glorified in every post.

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