And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,…
given to the priests. God's share and his ministers' share must be both fully given and carefully set aside and publicly offered up. Generous support of the sanctuary.
I. SERVICE OF GOD'S HOUSE REQUIRES SPECIAL OFFERINGS; which should be:
1. Large and freely bestowed. Reciprocal blessings; those that give receive, and as they give, they receive.
2. The ministry should be so provided for that the service rendered be joyful and unrestrained.
3. The subordinate arrangements of the sanctuary should partake of the cheerfulness which flows from abundance. A festival of worship.
II. SANCTIFICATION OF GIFTS. Both by personal preparation and by systematic beneficence. Lay aside for God as we are prospered. God's claims should precede all others. The blessing of the sanctuary overflows into common life.
III. PUBLICITY A POWERFUL STIMULUS AND A BINDING PLEDGE. Waving, and heaving represented extent and elevation, Much in example. Our gifts should not be ostentatiously published, but yet, if held up to God, and so presented as to set forth the universality of our consecration to him, they will both glorify his Name and incite others to his service. - R.
Parallel VersesKJV: And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,