Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Day 4 – The LORD watches your giving

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 Cor 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.



Exod 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 Chr 24:10-11 All the officials and all the people brought their contributions gladly, dropping them into the chest until it was full.



Personal comments from Pastor Peter for your consideration: It takes 14-20 days to create new habits. List a few new habits you would commit to creating in your life this week and for the next 20 days and include in those habits giving. Pray about and think about a way to give to others, ministries or anything or someone for 14 -20 days and see how it changes your attitude on life. Prehaps writing a thank you note to 20 people in your life for 20 days in a row ( or email). Think about it and pray about it. God will watch over your giving to others in wonderful ways and you will be blessed above all things. Prehaps just give 20 1 dollar bills away to someone different each day for 20 days and see what happens. You might put a dollar in a card or hand someone a dollar at the grocery store or give your kids a dollar a day for 20 days. Work on your giving see what the Lord will do in your heart and life and the life of others.

A video just for a little fun today!!

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With the price of everything else going up these days

aren’t you glad the Lord hasn’t increased the tithe to 15%?




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