Your soldiers are willing volunteers on your day of battle; in majestic holiness, from the womb, from the dawn, the dew of your youth belongs to you.
I hereby decree that all of the people of Israel along with their priests and descendants of Levi in my kingdom who are determined to return to Jerusalem with you may do so.
And the people blessed all of the men who volunteered to live in Jerusalem.
My heart is for the commanders of Israel, to those who work willingly among the people. Bless the LORD!
Then I heard the voice of the LORD as he was asking, "Whom will I send? Who will go for us?" "Here I am!" I replied. "Send me."
Let no one who delights in humility and the worship of angels cheat you out of the prize by rejoicing about what he has seen. Such a person is puffed up for no reason by his carnal mind.
then his master is to bring him before the judges and he is to bring him to the door or to the doorpost. His master is to pierce his ear with an awl, and he is to serve him permanently.
For this reason, the Scriptures say, when the Messiah was about to come into the world: "You did not want sacrifices and offerings, but you prepared a body for me.
"When hair grows long in Israel, when the people give themselves willingly, bless the LORD!
1 Chronicles 29:5
and for all the work to be undertaken by skilled artists, gold for what is to be made of gold, and silver for what is to be made of silver. Who then, will be dedicating the productivity of his own work to the LORD today?"
1 Timothy 3:1
This is a trustworthy saying: The one who would an elder be, a noble task desires he.
Later that day, Deborah and Abinoam's son Barak celebrated by singing this song:
"Tell the Israelis to take an offering for me, and you are to accept my offering from every person whose heart moves him to give.
2 Chronicles 17:16
and next to him was Zichri's son Amasiah, who had volunteered to serve the LORD. He commanded 200,000 elite forces.
1 Chronicles 28:21
Now look! Here are the ranks of the priests and the descendants of Levi for the entire service of the Temple of God, and in all of the work there will be all types of volunteers who have skills for anything needed for the services. Furthermore, the officers and all of the people will be at your complete command."
1 Chronicles 29:9
Then the people rejoiced because they had given voluntarily, since with a devoted heart they had freely given to the LORD.
1 Chronicles 29:17
And I know, God, that it is you who searches the heart and you who finds pleasure in righteousness. With a righteous heart I have freely given all these things, and now I have seen all of these people of yours giving freely and joyfully to you!
Now in Caesarea there was a man named Cornelius, a centurion in what was known as the Italian Regiment.
The sons of Izhar were Korah, Nepheg, and Zichri.
May God show us favor and bless us; may he truly show us his favor. Interlude
From: Artaxerxes, King of Kings To: Ezra, the Priest, a scholar in matters concerning the laws of the God of Heaven Greetings!
1 Chronicles 29:6
So the leaders of the ancestral households presented their voluntary offerings, as did the leaders of the tribes, the commanders of thousands and hundreds, and the officials in charge of the king's business.
You have authority to act for the king and for his Council of Seven to conduct an inquiry concerning Judah and Jerusalem in accordance with the Law of your God, which is in your possession.
New gods were chosen, then war came to the city gates, but there wasn't a shield or spear to be seen among 40,000 soldiers of Israel.
Just then, a scribe came up and told him, "Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go."
"Speak up, you who ride white donkeys, sitting on cloth saddles while you travel on your way!
and every person whose heart moved him and all whose spirits prompted them, brought an offering to the LORD for constructing the Tent of Meeting, for all its service, and for the holy garments.
You are carrying silver and gold that the king and his advisors have freely given to the God of Israel, whose Temple is in Jerusalem,
Listen, you kings! Turn your ears to me, you rulers! As for me, to the LORD I will sing! I will sing praise to the LORD God of Israel.
1 Chronicles 29:14
But who am I, and who are my people, that we make such voluntary offerings as these? For all things come from you, and from your own hand we are giving to you.
He gave himself for our sins in order to rescue us from this present evil age according to the will of our God and Father.
1 Corinthians 4:1
Think of us as servants of the Messiah and as servant managers entrusted with God's secrets.
1 Chronicles 29:4
3,000 gold talents imported from Ophir, 7,000 talents of refined silver for gilding the walls of the Temple
Then King Darius issued an order to search the Hall of Records where the Babylonian archives were stored.