(Exodus 25: 1 – 3)
God’s kind of Olympics: Our God also has a kind of Olympic game for all His children that serve in His vineyard. In God’s Olympics, our service to Him can be evaluated in terms of Gold, Silver, and Bronze. The Bible says in II Timothy 2: 20 – 21 “But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honor, and some to dishonor. If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honor, sanctified, and meet for the master’s use, and prepared unto every good work”. In other words we can serve God to the point where our service in valued in terms of gold. We can serve God to the point where we become vessels of gold or silver. We can also choose to serve in such a way that our service is valued as wood or earth. We can serve Him to the point of honor or to the point of dishonor. Gold for Glory: When we serve our God so diligently with excellence to the point of gold, He rewards us with His glory. It is also important to note that we must serve God to point of gold in every area of our lives. It is not sufficient for us to serve to the point of gold in our marriage and not do the same in our love for others. It is not enough to serve God to the point of gold in our love and not do the same in our ministry. God expects us to give Him our very best in everything. As parents, He expects us to train our children to the point of gold. As husbands, He expects us to love our wives to the point of gold. As wives, He expects us to honor our husbands to the point of gold. As pastors, He expects us to love and to serve our congregation to the point of gold. As workers in the Church of God, He expects us to serve Him with our talents to the point of gold. As students, He expects us to excel to the point of gold. As givers, He expects us to give to the point of gold. Everything we do for our God must be done to the point of gold. Finally, when we give God gold in all things, He in return will give us His glory as a reward for our service of gold. When Moses spent time alone with God on Mount Sinai for forty days and forty nights, God showed him His glory. He can and will do the same for us if we give Him gold in every area of our lives.