This morning while reading the Word of God I came across this passage in 2 chronicles 29:31, where a new king has taken the throne. His first action was consecration to God for the nation, in obedience to what God requires of a leader (nation, church, family unit). Then, as I read, they all brought their offerings. This made me think of how offerings are taken in our churches today. Is the leadership more interested in the financial offering instead of hearts being pure with God? Are people more apt to give their offerings to the church before they give their hearts wholeheartedly to God? Do they think that giving their money in the offering plate somehow makes them right with God?
Could this be why so many churches have so little power and effectiveness?
Just Some Thoughts.