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  • 2 Corinthians 8 12
    Do you really want to give? Then the gift is measured by what someone has. It is not measured by what they don’t have.
  • 1 Chronicles 28 2-1 Chronicles 28 3
    King David stood up. He said,“ All of you Israelites, listen to me. With all my heart I wanted to build a house for the Lord. I wanted it to be a place of peace and rest for the ark of the covenant of the Lord. The ark is the stool for our God’s feet. I made plans to build the Lord’ s house.But God said to me,‘ You are not the one who will build a house for my Name. That is because you are a fighting man. You have spilled people’s blood.’
  • Luke 23:53-24:3
    Joseph took it down and wrapped it in linen cloth. Then he placed it in a tomb cut in the rock. No one had ever been buried there.It was Preparation Day. The Sabbath day was about to begin.The women who had come with Jesus from Galilee followed Joseph. They saw the tomb and how Jesus’ body was placed in it.Then they went home. There they prepared spices and perfumes. But they rested on the Sabbath day in order to obey the Law.It was very early in the morning on the first day of the week. The women took the spices they had prepared. Then they went to the tomb.They found the stone rolled away from it.When they entered the tomb, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus.
  • 2 Chronicles 34 19-2 Chronicles 34 33
    The king heard the words of the Law. When he did, he tore his royal robes.He gave orders to Hilkiah, Ahikam, Abdon, Shaphan the secretary and Asaiah. Ahikam was the son of Shaphan. Abdon was the son of Micah. And Asaiah was the king’s attendant. Josiah commanded them,“ Go. Ask the Lord for advice. Ask him about what is written in this book that has been found. Do it for me. Also do it for the people who remain in Israel and Judah. The Lord has been very angry with us. That’s because our people before us didn’t obey what the Lord had said. They didn’t do everything written in this book.”Hilkiah and the people the king had sent with him went to speak to Huldah the prophet. She was the wife of Shallum. Shallum was the son of Tokhath. Tokhath was the son of Hasrah. Shallum took care of the sacred robes. Huldah lived in the New Quarter of Jerusalem.Huldah said to them,“ The Lord is the God of Israel. He says,‘ Here is what you should tell the man who sent you to me.“ The Lord says,‘ I am going to bring horrible trouble on this place and its people. There are curses written down in the book that has been read to the king of Judah. All those curses will take place.That’s because the people have deserted me. They have burned incense to other gods. They have made me very angry because of everything their hands have made. So my anger will burn like a fire against this place. And the fire of my anger will not be put out.’ ” ’The king of Judah sent you to ask for advice. Tell him,‘ The Lord is the God of Israel. He has a message for you about the things you heard.The Lord says,“ Your heart was tender. You made yourself humble in my sight. You heard what I spoke against this place and its people. So you made yourself humble. You tore your royal robes and wept. And I have heard you,” announces the Lord.You will join the members of your family who have already died. You will be buried in peace. You will not see all the trouble I am going to bring. I am going to bring trouble on this place and the people who live here.’ ” Huldah’s answer was taken back to the king.Then the king called together all the elders of Judah and Jerusalem.He went up to the Lord’ s temple. The people of Judah and Jerusalem went with him. So did the priests and Levites. All of them went, from the least important of them to the most important. The king had all the words of the Book of the Covenant read to them. The book had been found in the Lord’ s temple.The king stood next to his pillar. He agreed to the terms of the covenant in front of the Lord. The king promised to serve the Lord and obey his commands, directions and rules. He promised to obey them with all his heart and with all his soul. So the king promised to obey the terms of the covenant that were written in that book.Then he had everyone in Jerusalem and in Benjamin commit themselves to the covenant. The people of Jerusalem did it in keeping with the covenant of the God of Israel.Josiah removed all the statues of false gods from the whole territory that belonged to the Israelites. The Lord hated those statues. Josiah had everyone in Israel serve the Lord their God. As long as he lived, they didn’t fail to follow the Lord, the God of their people.
  • 1 Chronicles 29 1-1 Chronicles 29 17
    Then King David spoke to the whole community. He said,“ God has chosen my son Solomon. But Solomon is young. He’s never done anything like this before. The task is huge. This grand and wonderful temple won’t be built for human beings. It will be built for the Lord God.With all my riches I’ve done everything I could for the temple of my God. I’ve provided gold for the gold work and silver for the silver work. I’ve provided bronze for the bronze work and iron for the iron work. I’ve given wood for the things that will be made out of wood. I’ve given onyx and turquoise for the settings. I’ve given stones of different colors and all kinds of fine stone and marble. I’ve provided everything in huge amounts.With all my heart I want the temple of my God to be built. So I’m giving my personal treasures of gold and silver for it. I’m adding them to everything else I’ve provided for the holy temple.I’m giving 110 tons of gold and 260 tons of pure silver. Cover the walls of the buildings with it.Use it for the gold work and the silver work. Use it for everything the skilled workers will do. How many of you are willing to set yourselves apart to the Lord today?”Many people were willing to give. They included the leaders of families and the officers of the tribes of Israel. They included the commanders of thousands of men and commanders of hundreds. They also included the officials who were in charge of the king’s work.All of them gave to the work on God’s temple. They gave more than 190 tons of gold and 380 tons of silver. They also gave 675 tons of bronze and 3,800 tons of iron.Anyone who had valuable jewels added them to the treasure for the Lord’ s temple. Jehiel was in charge of the temple treasure. He was from the family line of Gershon.The people were happy when they saw what their leaders had been willing to give. The leaders had given freely. With their whole heart they had given everything to the Lord. King David was filled with joy.David praised the Lord in front of the whole community. He said,“ Lord, we give you praise. You are the God of our father Israel. We give you praise for ever and ever.Lord, you are great and powerful. Glory, majesty and beauty belong to you. Everything in heaven and on earth belongs to you. Lord, the kingdom belongs to you. You are honored as the one who rules over all.Wealth and honor come from you. You are the ruler of all things. In your hands are strength and power. You can give honor and strength to everyone.Our God, we give you thanks. We praise your glorious name.“ But who am I? And who are my people? Without your help we wouldn’t be able to give this much. Everything comes from you. We’ve given back to you only what comes from you.We are outsiders and strangers in your sight. So were all of our people who lived long ago. Our days on this earth are like a shadow. We don’t have any hope.Lord our God, we’ve given more than enough. We’ve provided it to build you a temple where you will put your holy Name. But all of it comes from you. All of it belongs to you.My God, I know that you tested our hearts. And you are pleased when we are honest. I’ve given all these things just because I wanted to. When I did it, I was completely honest with you. Your people here have also been willing to give to you. And I’ve been happy to see this.
  • 2 Corinthians 8 1-2 Corinthians 8 3
    Brothers and sisters, we want you to know about the grace that God has given to the churches in Macedonia.They have suffered a great deal. But in their suffering, their joy was more than full. Even though they were very poor, they gave very freely.I tell you that they gave as much as they could. In fact, they gave even more than they could. Completely on their own,
  • John 12:7
    “ Leave her alone,” Jesus replied.“ The perfume was meant for the day I am buried.
  • 2 Chronicles 31 20-2 Chronicles 31 21
    That’s what Hezekiah did all through Judah. He did what was good and right. He was faithful to the Lord his God.He tried to obey his God. He worked for him with all his heart. That’s the way he worked in everything he did to serve God’s temple. He obeyed the law. He followed the Lord’ s commands. So he had success.
  • John 19:32-42
    The soldiers came and broke the legs of the first man who had been crucified with Jesus. Then they broke the legs of the other man.But when they came to Jesus, they saw that he was already dead. So they did not break his legs.Instead, one of the soldiers stuck his spear into Jesus’ side. Right away, blood and water flowed out.The man who saw it has been a witness about it. And what he has said is true. He knows that he tells the truth. He is a witness so that you also may believe.These things happened in order that Scripture would come true. It says,“ Not one of his bones will be broken.”( Exodus 12:46; Numbers 9:12; Psalm 34:20)Scripture also says,“ They will look to the one they have pierced.”( Zechariah 12:10)Later Joseph asked Pilate for Jesus’ body. Joseph was from the town of Arimathea. He was a follower of Jesus. But he followed Jesus secretly because he was afraid of the Jewish leaders. After Pilate gave him permission, Joseph came and took the body away.Nicodemus went with Joseph. He was the man who had earlier visited Jesus at night. Nicodemus brought some mixed spices that weighed about 75 pounds.The two men took Jesus’ body. They wrapped it in strips of linen cloth, along with the spices. That was the way the Jews buried people.At the place where Jesus was crucified, there was a garden. A new tomb was there. No one had ever been put in it before.That day was the Jewish Preparation Day, and the tomb was nearby. So they placed Jesus there.
  • Mark 15:42-16:1
    It was the day before the Sabbath. That day was called Preparation Day. As evening approached,Joseph went boldly to Pilate and asked for Jesus’ body. Joseph was from the town of Arimathea. He was a leading member of the Jewish Council. He was waiting for God’s kingdom.Pilate was surprised to hear that Jesus was already dead. So he called for the Roman commander. He asked him if Jesus had already died.The commander said it was true. So Pilate gave the body to Joseph.Then Joseph bought some linen cloth. He took down the body and wrapped it in the linen. He put it in a tomb cut out of rock. Then he rolled a stone against the entrance to the tomb.Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joseph saw where Jesus’ body had been placed.The Sabbath day ended. Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices. They were going to use them for Jesus’ body.
  • Psalms 110:3
    Your troops will be willing to fight for you on the day of battle. Your young men will be wrapped in holy majesty. They will come to you like the fresh dew that falls early in the morning.