It is often said that, “God doesn’t call the equipped, he equips the called.” God wants to use any soul willing to hear His voice, and consecrate themselves wholly unto Him. Sometimes we fall into the trap of thinking that those blessed with earthly riches, and the proper resources, have a greater capacity to serve God. I find that it’s not only that we think this, but sometimes it develops into sort of a judgmental expectation. While it’s certainly true that, “unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall much be required,” it is God’s job to sort out before the judgment seat who had “much” and who had “little.” With this in mind, we can learn from truths throughout the canon of Scripture, if we are humble and willing.
“When thou vowest a vow to God, defer not to pay it.” The subject of vows and consecration is the focal point here in Leviticus chapter 27. It involves three things: 1. The heart of the individual before God. 2. The commands of God regarding the service. 3. The capacity of the OT saint throughout the process. The Lord God has always desired a willing and cheerful heart. In all the law, Jesus stated that the greatest command was to, “love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.” This is the reason that the priest’s were given leeway with their valuation of the poor. Vows and consecration were not subject to the narrow restraints of financial wherewithal. Jesus blessed the poor widow who gave but one mite, less than everyone else had given. But what seemed trivial indeed unto others, did not go unnoticed before the Heavenly Father.
God is not unrighteous to forget any work or labor of love done in His name. Remember this the next time you begin to think you have nothing of real value to offer Him. You likely have more capacity than you could ever imagine. God will use you in places and ways that you never thought possible if you’ll let Him. The smallest of treasures, given with the biggest of heart, is oft overlooked by men. But it is surely never overlooked by God. While we owe God but a 10th of all our increase, He who gave His Son to be the Saviour of the world deserves so much more. Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. I dare say that we could observe where a great many hearts lie, by a mere observation of our life’s treasure. But even if your treasure is small, let all of it be held firmly in His grasp. He can multiply the smallest of lunches to feed the masses. What can He do with what you have?