Re:Verse passage – 1 Chronicles 29:1-11 (day seven)
“Who then is willing to consecrate himself this day to the Lord?” vs 5b
What exactly was David calling his people to commit to? It was more than a tithe. It was a commitment of one’s whole self to the Lord. Tithing was a byproduct of the commitment, but what he is really asking is for them to set themselves apart and be wholly committed to be holy. New Testament language would call this sanctification. It is a lifelong process of devoting oneself to the Lord and growing closer to Him. It is not a one time gift or decision. David wants this to be a lifelong commitment. He knows the health of the country and the success of his son are directly correlated to each individual’s personal consecration. If every person does their part, the whole will succeed.
The same goes for the church today. We ask,”Who then is willing to consecrate himself this day to the Lord?” We are stronger when you grow. We are stronger together.