6 Then the leaders of families, the officers of the tribes of Israel, the commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds, and the officials in charge of the king’s work gave willingly. 7 They gave toward the work on the temple of God five thousand talents and ten thousand darics of gold, ten thousand talents of silver, eighteen thousand talents of bronze and a hundred thousand talents of iron. 8 Anyone who had precious stones gave them to the treasury of the temple of the Lord in the custody of Jehiel the Gershonite. 9 The people rejoiced at the willing response of their leaders, for they had given freely and wholeheartedly to the Lord. David the king also rejoiced greatly.
These leaders displayed a right attitude toward their money by giving willingly to God’s work. You decide in your heart how much to give. Do not give reluctantly or in response to pressure. God loves a person who gives cheerfully. When you are generous because you are thankful, your attitude can inspire others. Give generously to God’s work.