II Samuel 24:24 And the king said unto Araunah, Nay; but I will surely buy it of thee at a price: neither will I offer burnt offerings unto the Lord my God of that which doth cost me nothing. So David bought the threshingfloor and the oxen for fifty shekels of silver.
David needs to make an offering. He is offered a way to do it at no cost to himself. He doesn’t want to worship that way. Real worship costs. Love costs.
Love made God give His only begotten Son. Love is giving of oneself. If we want to worship God we should know that it will cost us time, talent, effort, etc.
I easily become lazy and look for the way to show my love less and less. Help me love you and show that love for you!