July 9 – Blessed Heaps

In order for priests and Levites to devote their energy to the law of the Lord, King Hezekiah told the others to give a tenth of their blessings to bless those set apart by God to serve in these distinct ways.  Look what happened. When Hezekiah and the princes came and saw the heaps, they blessed the Lord and his people Israel. And Hezekiah questioned the priests and the Levites about the heaps.  Here’s the answer King Hezekiah received: “Since they began to bring the contributions into the house of the Lord, we have eaten and had enough and have plenty left, for the Lord has blessed his people, so that we have this large amount left.” 

Have you ever received a heap of blessings?  Sometimes our eyes are not even open to see the heap.  Other times we see God’s goodness and blessings all over the situation.  Let’s keep our eyes open and focused, and offer up the blessing of thanksgiving to God when our heaps are before us. And from our blessings let us bless others.  Joy overflowing!

2 Chronicles 31:8-9, 10b ESV