I have loved this song by Matt Redman for so very long. And it was the first thing that came to mind as I recently read in Exodus about the children of Israel making their contributions to the tabernacle. Because all those things they gave–the gold and silver and bronze, the jewels, the fabric–none of that was the possession of slaves. Those were the things God miraculously provided for them as they left Egypt. The things they freely and abundantly offered back to Him in worship.
We all have those things. Possessions. Giftings. Even, as Matt Redman reminds us in this song, the very breath that we breathe. Things He has given us that we give back to Him in worship. I don’t know about you, but I constantly need reminding both that my “possessions” (internal or external) are not of my own making and that they are not chiefly meant for my pleasure (though they do give that as well).
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