So Moses gave command, and word was proclaimed throughout the camp, ‘let no man or woman do anything more for the contribution for the sanctuary.’ So the people were restrained from bringing, for the material they had was sufficient to do all the work, and more. (Ex. 36:6-7)
“We were reminded of the difficulty of Moses — not a very common one in the present day — and of the proclamation he had to send through the camp to the people to prepare no more for the building of the tabernacle, as the gifts in hand were already too much. We are convinced that if there were less solicitation for money and more dependence upon the power of the Holy Ghost and upon the deepening of spiritual life, the experience of Moses would be a common one in every branch of Christian work.”
*J. Hudson Taylor: the autobiography of a man who brought the gospel to China, 150-151.