Let Our Hearts be Stirred
Ex 25:2 The Lord said to Moses, 2 “Tell the Israelites to bring me an offering. You are
to receive the offering for me from each man whose heart prompts him to give.
Exodus 35: 20 So the whole community of Israel left Moses and returned to their tents.
21 All whose hearts were stirred and whose spirits were moved came and brought their
sacred offerings to the Lord. They brought all the materials needed for the
Here we have Moses coming down from the mountain to share with God’s chosen people the
vision and direction that God had for their lives and for their future.
When the Vision was shared the Bible says those whose hearts were stirred within them and whose hearts were moved responded to the vision and direction that was given.
DEFINITIONS OF: Moved and Stirred
Moved – to go or pass to another place or in a certain direction with a continuous motion, to
proceed toward a certain state or condition, to keep pace.
Stirred – to cause an especially slight movement or change of position of
b : to disturb the quiet of
The Vision & direction that Moses was sharing with the people caused their heart to move from
one place to another from one condition to another condition, it penetrated the heart's state of
comfort and quietness to a place of stirring.
I believe the word God has given us will cause our hearts to move from one condition to another.
- They had a heart separated to God
This group was stirred and moved. Their hearts moved from a place of worshiping many gods,
to being totally sold out to the one and true God.
Wherever we give our money and possessions
that's where we give our worship. It’s ok to have possessions, but we must make sure that
possessions do not have us.
So they responded and took what they used to give to worship the
other god’s and brought it to worship the one and true God.
- They were developing a respect and reverence for the things of God
The children of Israel responded to Moses not only out of a love for God but also out of a deep
reverence and respect for where God was taking them.
- They had vision for their future
What we sow today is bigger than us and will over pour to the loved ones around us and even
to the next generations that come after us