I have found in my life that so many “light bulb” moments come from the most unlikely places and the most unlikely people. I never cease to be amazed how God uses all of us to teach and remind us of what’s important.
I once had an interesting conversation with an atheist friend. He had visited our church and heard statistics on the high number of families who give nothing to the Lord’s work each year. The basic minimum in faithful giving, according to the Bible, is ten percent, or a tithe. My friend said to me, “I was shocked. I thought if you people really believe this stuff about God, heaven, and hell, and the importance of spreading the message, you’d want to give more than ten percent. ‘Cause what could be more important than that?” Well, of course, I knew what he said was true, but the fact that he truly “got it” and so many of our faithful don’t get it really made me stop and think about this sad state of affairs.
Jesus certainly agreed with my friend, for He clearly said, “Where your treasure is, there your heart will be.” In short, where you spend your money reveals the priorities of your heart. So, what does your bank statement say about your priorities? Your bank statement doesn’t lie. To all you folks who profess to be Christians, what does your bank account say about your faith in God? Do you really believe what you profess to believe, and if you do, what could be more important than that??