He commanded the people who dwelt in Jerusalem to contribute support for the priests and the Levites … ‘Since the people began to bring the offerings … we have had enough to eat and have plenty left. – 2 Chronicles 31:4, 10 NKJV
Hezekiah commanded that everyone in Jerusalem give their required tithes. While the people began giving, this command was not their primary motive. Instead, they recognized the need to give, so priests and Levites might devote themselves to the law of the Lord (v. 4). They gave because they were committed to God’s work.
The people responded by giving willingly and eagerly. They gave until there were heaps of offerings (v. 7). Hezekiah and other leaders were overwhelmed by the response. Every need was met, and God blessed them abundantly.
Azariah, the high priest, provided this summary: They not only had enough to eat but had “plenty left, for the Lord has blessed His people; and what is left is this great abundance (v. 10).
God wants to bless us abundantly. He rewards our faith and our faithfulness. As we sow into His kingdom, we plant seeds that will yield a great harvest.
Jesus also taught this principle when He said, Give, and it will be given to you. As we give, He promised overwhelming blessings: For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you (Luke 6:38).
The Bible tells us that God looks for people who practice these principles, who are not stingy but eager to give. He is ready to meet our needs as we commit ourselves to His Kingdom. He will bless us as we give.