Minding Your Own Business – devotional – day 4

Day 4
The LORD watches your giving.
Think about, discuss or pray about the verse that relates most to your life:
Mark 12:41-44 “Jesus sat down opposite the place where the
offerings were put and watched the crowd putting their money into
the temple treasury. Many rich people threw in large amounts. But
a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only
a fraction of a penny. Calling his disciples to him, Jesus said, “I tell you
the truth, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the
others. They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty,
put in everything– all she had to live on.”
Luke 21:1 “Jesus saw the rich putting their gifts into the temple
treasury.”
2 Corinthians 8:12 “For if the willingness is there, the gift is
acceptable according to what one has, not according to what he
does not have.”
Exodus 35:22,27,29 “All who were willing, men and women alike,
came and brought gold jewelry of all kinds: brooches, earrings, rings
and ornaments. They all presented their gold as a wave offering to
the LORD…The leaders brought onyx stones and other gems…All
the Israelite men and women who were willing brought to the LORD
freewill offerings for all the work the LORD through Moses had
commanded them to do.”
2 Chronicles 24:10 “All the officials and all the people brought their
contributions gladly, dropping them into the chest until it was full.
Your bank and credit card statements are theological documents. They tell who and what you worship.
With the price of everything else going up these days, aren’t you glad the Lord hasn’t increased the tithe to 15%?

from Brian Kluth’s 40 day devotional to a more Generous Life

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