Expense or Investment?
I think many people have a misunderstanding of giving to the local church or para-church ministries. Seriously, I have had several people tell me they can’t afford the expense of tithing or giving to missions or whatever. Giving to God’s Kingdom was never meant to be an expense … it is an investment!!!
Here’s a clip from Mark Batterson’s Blog: “I did a little research to put it in perspective. If you purchased one share of Coca-Cola stock in 1919, and simply held that one share, by the year 2000 it would have split into 4608 shares. And that original$40 investment, if you kept reinvesting the dividends, would have been worth $7 million. Dang! To further your pain, if your great-great grandparents had purchased one of Asa Candler’s original shares in 1892, that $100 investment would be worth $7.34 billion. Dang! Dang!”
Imagine what the church can do when we truly begin to invest our resources!