BE OF GOOD CHEER
II CORINTHIANS 9:5-11
JESUS CHRIST should be our ultimate source for insight.
Though every portion of the Scripture is as inspired as that printed
in red, I find great inspiration in the words that came from the lips of
Christ. His words are a confirmation of all the content of Scripture.
Take for example the issue of money. There is no area of
life regarding which people are more sensitive. For that reason the
Bible speaks about it more than about heaven and hell. It does so
in order to establish proper attitudes that give contentment.
College students rank as some of the most creative people.
One college student had the following message on his voice mail:
"Hi, this is John. If you are the phone company, I already
sent the money. If you are my parents please send money. If you
are the financial aid office, you didn't lend me enough money. If
you are my friends, you owe me money. If you are a female, don't
worry, I have plenty of money." It all depends on how you look at a
In the Old Testament there is a specific command:
"Bring all the tithes into the storehouse..." (Mal. 3: 10).
Persons who need to fine tune their lives spiritually often begin to
quibble at this point by applying their definition of "the storehouse."
If you are going to do what the Bible says do, it should be done in
the way intended. Some persons consider gifts to commendable
charities as their "storehouse." That is not what the Scripture
meant. Some define their "storehouse" as financial support they
give a needy relative or friend. That is good to do in addition to
what the Bible requires. The Bible was written initially to an
agricultural society. In addition to bringing the first fruits into the
storehouse people were urged to leave fruit in the corners of fields
and tops of trees for the poor.
I concluded my research in trying to be certain what was
meant in Script ...
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