Lev. 27:28-29 “Notwithstanding no devoted thing, that a man shall devote unto the LORD of all that he hath, both of man and beast, and of the field of his possession, shall be sold or redeemed: every devoted thing is most holy unto the LORD. None devoted, which shall be devoted of men, shall be redeemed; but shall surely be put to death.”
LESSON - Everything that we have, including our bodies belongs to God because He made them all. We are granted the privilege of returning to Him a portion of everything for His use. When ANYTHING is given to God, it is dead to us because it’s total usage going forward is devoted to God’s purpose. Once your money or possessions are given to the church, it’s no longer yours so you should feel no inclination towards controlling it’s usage. Once you offer your talents in service of the Lord, you have no right to reclaim it for your own exaltation or glory. Because you were purchased with the Blood of Christ, ultimately all that you are and have belong to Him. Make sure that He receives the MOST value for His purchase of you!