Every time I am at church, I hear the same message. You folks at church are always asking members to give. I thought I would give you a list of what we already give up for God and the Church.
- I give up four hours a week for Bible classes and worship when I come both Sunday and Wednesday.
- I give up staying up late on Saturdays so I am not tired on Sundays.
- Speaking of Sundays, A lot of my friends and co-workers go fishing or to the races on Sundays – I don’t.
- There are certain movies that people talk about that I won’t see (not to mention all the TV shows, concerts, etc.).
- I don’t drink alcoholic beverages.
- I do not use recreational drugs.
- I give almost 10% of my take-home pay every week.
- Which means, I have a smaller house than I want, an older car than I want, and I am still saving for that boat.
There is so much more to list, but I think, preacher, that you see my point. Quit asking me to give and give and give. Don’t you think it is time that God gave up something for me?
Oh, wait . . . He did!
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Thanks for the reminder of the tremendous cost that was paid for us. My feeble sacrifices in life could never equate to what he has done for me.
That was the point. It was what I thought about driving home last night and back this morning. What I give is so little compared to God’s inexpressible gift.
God gave so much for our paltry so little. If we didn’t complain so much, our eyes might see what God gave.
Well put, Gerri.