Lazaroo – Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Sep 08, 2010 I Lazaroo.


Pray the words of this Lazaroo aloud, with rock-ribbed faith:

“When they arrived at the house of the LORD in Jerusalem, some of the heads of the families gave freewill offerings toward the rebuilding of the house of God on its site.”
(Ezra 2:68)

Down through the years there have been people like this, Jesus –

men and women who worked for something more than themselves –
people who looked at the money You had given them the power to earn
and decided of their own free will to wholeheartedly worship You with their finances.

They’re not in the majority.

Most people choose not to worship You in this way –
fearful that they won’t have enough left for themselves.

But there are a few, with faith-sharpened eyes

who are appalled at the thought of leaving their life’s earnings behind
when they depart this earth.

Count me one of their number, LORD –

determined to lay up maximum treasure

in heaven with You.

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Malachi 3:8-11; Matthew 6:19-21; Matthew 6:24-33; Luke 6:38; Luke 11:42; Luke 12:13-21; Luke 16:1-9; John 6:27; 2 Corinthians 9:6-15; Hebrews 6:19-20; Hebrews 7:1-10

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Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. NIV®. Copyright© 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved.

One response so far.

  1. Jeff Says:

    I once passed a church sign that said ” Do your Giving while your Living, then your knowing where it’s going ”

    I first thought this sign referred to those who may leave the remainder of their posessions to the church after they had passed on and would have ” no control ” over what the church might do with their gift, which I believe is contary to the spirit of what the scripture teaches.

    There is certainly no wrong in leaving one’s posessions to the church after they have passed on, trusting the church to honor the Lord with it.

    However the thought dawned on me, that perhaps the intended message was to all those who saw it, that if they gave their posessions to the Lord while they were yet living, it would prevent the squandering of their posessions on the things of the world by those who perhaps it would be passed on to.

    If the intended message was the latter, I say Amen and Amen. If todays church ( worldwide ) would view posessions as ” tools ” and not ” treasures ” . . . I believe
    Christ would be pleased with His bride !!

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