And they came, everyone whose heart lifted him up and everyone whose spirit made him willing, and brought the heave offering of Jehovah for the work of the Tent of Meeting and for all its service and for the holy garments.
And they came, men together with women, as many as were of a willing heart, and brought nose rings and earrings and signet rings and pendants, all kinds of articles of gold; even every man who waved a wave offering of gold to Jehovah.
And every man with whom was found blue and purple and scarlet strands, and fine linen, and goats’ hair, and rams’ skins dyed red, and porpoise skins, brought them.
Everyone who offered a heave offering of silver and bronze brought the heave offering of Jehovah; and every man with whom was found acacia wood for any work of the service brought it.
And all the women who were wise in heart spun with their hands and brought what they had spun, the blue and the purple and the scarlet strands, and the fine linen.
And all the women whose heart lifted them up in wisdom spun the goats’ hair.
Exodus 35:21 says, “And they came, everyone whose heart stirred him up, and everyone whose spirit made him willing.” Literally, the Hebrew word rendered “stirred” here means lifted. I prefer to use the word “lifted” in this verse. We need to have a heart that always lifts us up. We need an upward heart, not a downward heart. Many times I have been told that a certain brother or sister is discouraged, disappointed, or disheartened. Whenever we are disheartened, we are through with the work of God’s building. We constantly need an uplifted heart, even an uplifting heart, a heart that lifts us up. Every one of us needs such an uplifted heart. If we do not have this kind of heart, who then would be able to help us?