1 Chronicles 16:29 (NIV)
Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name;
bring an offering and come before him.
Worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness.
As you think about giving your offering to God this week take a minute to read this fun little story.
A well-worn dollar bill and a similarly distressed twenty arrived at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing to be retired. As they moved along the conveyor belt to the shredder they struck up a conversation. The twenty reminisced about its travels all over the country. "I've had a pretty good life," the twenty proclaimed. "Why I've been to Las Vegas and Atlantic City, the finest restaurants in New York, performances on Broadway and even a cruise from Miami."
"Wow!" said the single, "you really have gotten around."
"So tell me," says the twenty, "where have you been throughout your lifetime?"
"Oh, I've been to the Methodist Church, the Baptist Church, the Lutheran Church . . ."
And the twenty says, "What's a church?"
Don’t let that be the words of the money God entrusts to you.
Dear Lord, help us be faithful with the money and blessings that You give to us. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.