Commissioned…

For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope. Romans

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Ezra 8:24-30

 Then I set apart twelve of the leading priests: Sherebiah, Hashabiah, and ten of their kinsmen with them.  And I weighed out to them the silver and the gold and the vessels, the offering for the house of our God that the king and his counselors and his lords and all Israel there present had offered.   I weighed out into their hand 650 talents of silver, and silver vessels worth 200 talents, and 100 talents of gold, 20 bowls of gold worth 1,000 darics, and two vessels of fine bright bronze as precious as gold. And I said to them, “You are holy to the LORD, and the vessels are holy, and the silver and the gold are a freewill offering to the LORD, the God of your fathers.  Guard them and keep them until you weigh them before the chief priests and the Levites and the heads of fathers’ houses in Israel at Jerusalem, within the chambers of the house of the LORD.” So the priests and the Levites took over the weight of the silver and the gold and the vessels, to bring them to Jerusalem, to the house of our God.

Commissioned.  Holy before God and men and entrusted with the care of the resources given toward the work of the restoration of God’s house.  They picked up the charge and executed it according to the trust placed in them.

We, too, are commissioned.  Have we picked it up and executed the charge we were given?  Has God’s trust and the trust of our fellow believers born fruit through our efforts;  are we “good and faithful” servants?

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