They called Rebekah and said to her, “Will you go with this man?”She replied, “I will go.”
Moses agreed to stay with the man, and he gave his daughter Zipporah to Moses in marriage.
1 Samuel 20:4
Jonathan said to David, “Whatever you say, I will do for you.”
Take up an offering among you for the Lord. Let everyone whose heart is willing bring this as the Lord’s offering: gold, silver, and bronze;
Everyone whose heart was moved and whose spirit prompted him came and brought an offering to the Lord for the work on the tent of meeting, for all its services, and for the holy garments.
Both men and women came; all who had willing hearts brought brooches, earrings, rings, necklaces, and all kinds of gold jewelry—everyone who waved a presentation offering of gold to the Lord.
So the Israelites brought a freewill offering to the Lord, all the men and women whose hearts prompted them to bring something for all the work that the Lord, through Moses, had commanded to be done.
They took from Moses’ presence all the contributions that the Israelites had brought for the task of making the sanctuary. Meanwhile, the people continued to bring freewill offerings morning after morning.
“If the sacrifice he offers is a vow or a freewill offering, it is to be eaten on the day he presents his sacrifice, and what is left over may be eaten on the next day.
My heart is with the leaders of Israel,
with the volunteers of the people.
Praise the Lord!
I issue a decree that any of the Israelites in my kingdom, including their priests and Levites, who want to go to Jerusalem, may go with you.
The people praised all the men who volunteered to live in Jerusalem.
Offer leavened bread as a thank offering,
and loudly proclaim your freewill offerings,
for that is what you Israelites love to do!
This is the Lord’s declaration.
And if anyone forces you to go one mile, go with him two.
if you’re willing to accept it, he is the Elijah who is to come.
That’s why I came without any objection when I was sent for. So I ask: Why did you send for me?”
and that I did not shrink back from proclaiming to you anything that was profitable or from teaching it to you in public and from house to house.
for I did not shrink back from declaring to you the whole plan of God.
1 Corinthians 9:17
For if I do this willingly, I have a reward, but if unwillingly, I am entrusted with a stewardship.
2 Corinthians 8:11
But now finish the task as well, that just as there was eagerness to desire it, so there may also be a completion from what you have.
2 Corinthians 8:12
For if the eagerness is there, it is acceptable according to what one has, not according to what he does not have.
2 Corinthians 8:17
For he accepted our urging and, being very diligent, went out to you by his own choice.
2 Corinthians 9:2
For I know your eagerness, and I brag about you to the Macedonians: “Achaia has been prepared since last year,” and your zeal has stirred up most of them.
But I didn’t want to do anything without your consent, so that your good deed might not be out of obligation, but of your own free will.
1 Peter 5:2
Shepherd God’s flock among you, not overseeing out of compulsion but freely, according to God’s will; not for the money but eagerly;
Stay awake and pray, so that you won’t enter into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
Stay awake and pray so that you won’t enter into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
Restore the joy of Your salvation to me,
and give me a willing spirit.
Your people will volunteer
on Your day of battle.
In holy splendor, from the womb of the dawn,
the dew of Your youth belongs to You.
I am resolved to obey Your statutes
to the very end.