Hope That Helps: Money and God | Features

By Rev. Paul Killingsworth
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Today I would like to share with you some things in regard to money. There is no theological expertise to this at all but maybe some perspective that would enlighten us. A business man took a dollar bill and pinned it to a piece of paper and asked everyone who spent the money to write down on the paper just what it was spent for and send it back into circulation for two weeks. At the end of that time it came back with the following story: it was spent five times for salary, 5 times for tobacco, 5 times for cigarettes, 3 times for candy, 3 times for meals, twice for clothing, once for auto parts, once for groceries, once for laundry and spent once for toothpaste. God could not have a chance. How much of a chance does he have at your dollar? It’s worthy of our consideration.

The story is also told of a person from a foreign country visiting with a friend in this country and noticed that his friend was placing in the offering plate at the church an offering. The visitor asked, “Do you have to pay to go to church?” “No”, the worshiper replied, “but I give 10% of my income to the church for God’s work.” Sometime later after eating a meal at a restaurant, the visitor also saw his friend placing money at his plate and asked about it. He was told, “It is customary to leave a 20% tip for the waitress.” He visitor then said, “Oh, then you think more of her services that you do of God’s.” It is funny how $20 looks so big when you take it to church and so small when you take it to the store.

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