This week I open with two articles “Taking So Help Me God’ out of the Air Force Honor Code and ‘US Army threatens Christian soldiers with the brig’ if they are caught supporting in any way the Tea Party or Evangelical Christians. The army is calling The Tea Party and Evangelical Christians ‘threat to the nation and are tearing the country apart’. If they are caught ‘donating’ to a Christian Ministry they could go to jail. Folks, this isn’t in Communist China, Communist Cuba, Communist Russia, this is in Communist America!
This week’s Bible portion is continuing our study of giving to the Work of God, stewardship, offerings, and building and paying for the Church.
First of all, the people gave ‘willingly’. 2nd, they didn’t ‘take or lift’ an offering. People dropped their money in a big box with a hole in it right inside the front door. When the box was full, the High Priest took the money out, counted it, bagged it and gave it to the carpenters and builders. Oh, and get this, II Kings 12:15 says ‘Moreover they reckoned NOT with the men, into whose hand they delivered the money to be bestowed on workmen: for they dealt faithfully’. No finance committee. No building committee. No Wednesday night business meetings to figure out how we’re going to spend ‘our’ money. Nope. The High Priest gave it to the workmen because they ‘dealt faithfully’.
Supports my theory once again, A camel is a horse put together by a Church Committee!
We end the program this week with I Chronicles 29:13 which says people who give to the work of God WILLINGLY and with a JOYFUL HEART, who’s AFFECTION is toward the house of God are HAPPY PEOPLE!