Exodus 10:25-26 KJV
And Moses said, Thou must give us also sacrifices and burnt offerings, that we may sacrifice unto the LORD our God.
Our cattle also shall go with us; there shall not an hoof be left behind; for thereof must we take to serve the LORD our God; and we know not with what we must serve the LORD, until we come thither.
There were extenuating circumstances with Moses' demand to take everything with him when they left
Egypt. They had no intention of
returning. But there is a principle from which I believe we may learn; when we
come to serve The Lord we must leave nothing behind.
- In teaching a Sunday School class
- In leading a youth ministry
- In working at a bus route
- In singing in the choir
- In pastoring or in missions work
It needs to be an “all in” arrangement. It's not all or nothing because God only deserves all. It is nothing between my Lord and my Saviour. He will not take all we possess and leave us empty but we must have no reserves. Nothing should mean so much to us that we would not give it should that be what the Lord requires.
None are terrible in their own place and the Lord will not take them all. But all of them must be with us and ready to be offered if that is what the Lord requires.
- All in
- Nothing left
When we go to serve God that's the way to go.