Yes I stole. And I’m sorry I stole. I had been a thief all this while. I was a thief.
One of my escapades: It was that time of the month when we all get some relief in the form of paycheques, wages, salaries, pocket moneys, investment liquidation, cash gifts and so on.. There was this young man who God’s blessed with a job. He collected his pay and put it in a bag.. He left his bag in a room…
…As I saw him step out without his bag, I went in, opened it and.. Yes, I did…
I stole. I stole just a little. I stole just a tenth. Just 10% of his total pay….
Yes! I stole from me. I stole from my own bag!!..
Sounds weird right? How do I mean? How can I steal from myself?
Here’s how: God provides us with blessings no matter how small. He provides us with income. Yet we rob God of His blessings. We try to steal the blessings He has freely given us……we steal from ourselves! How weird!
1/10th of our income is for God. Don’t steal it. It’s just 0.1!! wouldn’t hurt!!
The month is almost coming to an end, those of us who earn salaries should be receiving some pay soon – Don’t steal from yourself. Don’t steal from God. Pay your tithe.
I will not steal from God this month. I will pay mine. Don’t know about you!!
Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings – Malachi III v VIII
(A Hearty Congratulations to my dearest sister who convocated today with an MBA)
You can still air your views and participate in the poll of “Would you show your child?”
Here’s a good piece on personal finance from Blogoratti