Sunday, July 31, 2016

Sunday, July 31, 2016:
Jesus said: “My people, what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world, but suffers the loss of his own soul? (Matt. 16:26) I give all of you many gifts, both physical and spiritual. You should be thankful to Me for all that you have been given. You are totally dependent on Me for everything, so do not think you have gained anything for yourself only. I have given you your intelligence to train for your work. I call all of you to know, love, and serve Me. I call you to share what you have with others, so you are not doing everything only for yourself. In the Bible I have recommended that you tithe or give ten per cent of your income to the charitable needs of your neighbor. Whatever you give away to people, will store up spiritual treasure in heaven to balance your sins at your judgment. Do not just give token donations, but give what you can afford. Remember the woman who put all she had to live on in the Temple treasury. This widow’s mite was worth more than the rich people who only shared a small portion of their excess wealth. You need to plan your finances prudently for your needs and the needs of others. You need to share your time and your faith, as well as your money. It is more of a commitment to share your time and work with someone. You all have special skills, so you need to share your skills to help someone in need without expecting payment. Do things in secret without boasting, and My heavenly Father will reward you. Those people, who brag about their generosity, are already paid on earth. Your treasure in heaven is worth far more than any wealth you have on earth.”