Sunday, November 07, 2010

The Act of Giving

2 Samuel 24:23 KJV
All these things did Araunah, as a king, give unto the king. And Araunah said unto the king, The LORD thy God accept thee.

David's sin of numbering the people had come home to roost. 70,000 people had died of the plague and the angel of death was at Araunah's threshing floor. David, seeing the angel, approached Araunah with the desire to purchase the place and it's possessions for an offering.

The Bible says that Araunah, as a king did give King David these things. It is a kingly, royal thing to give.

Not that Araunah was either a king or that he had great wealth. We see neither to be the case. But the act of giving elevates a man to another level.

Giving to the king was kingly. Giving to the work of God is godly.

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