So in the days of Zerubbabel and in the days of Nehemiah, all Israel was contributing the portions for the singers and gatekeepers, according to the daily need. They also set aside the portion for the Levites, and the Levites set aside the portion for the descendants of Aaron.
Nehemiah 12:47 NET
Worshipping God is so important to our lives. It should not be neglected!
Nehemiah understood this. One of the reforms that he put in place was that the residents should bring in the portions that were allotted the priests and Levites according to the Law of Moses.
This was so that they could be taken care of while they ministered to God and the people in the temple.
Without consistent ministry, people fallback into old habits.
This actually happened. After Nehemiah left Jerusalem because he had fulfilled what he said he was going to do, he came back to see the progress made. The people had actually regressed. They stopped bringing in their tithes and offerings and the priests and Levites had to go back to work their land to eat and survive.
As a result, the ministry at the temple had stopped!
Ministry work is supported when you give to your local church. When you give, it ensures that ministry can go forth and the leaders don’t have to stress about where the funds are coming to pay the rent and keep the lights on.
Do your part. Support the ministry. Support those that show up every Sunday to lead the church into worship and praise of Jesus. Support those that pray for you and those that are there when you need them.
This ensures that ministry goes forth. This ensures that you have a consistent place to meet and worship the Lord together.
Are you supporting your church?
Father, bless Your people so they will bring in their tithes and offerings to support their local churches. And strengthen pastors and church leaders to boldly preach Your message in the power of the Holy Spirit.