Opportunity For Usefulness

You cannot be the slave both of God and money

Luke 16:13
Amos 8:4-7; Psalms 113:1-2,4-8; I Timothy 2:1-8; Luke 16:1-13

A mother tried to teach her young daughter the meaning of “proportionate giving” …

She took ten pennies from her daughter’s piggy-bank and placed them in a row. “There are your ten pennies” she said. Then she took one of the ten aside and said, “This is for God.” The young girl looked at the nine pennies, then glancing at the one lonely penny, said, “Poor God.”

A Life Insurance agent visited a woman who had been recently widowed. For thirty-five years her late husband had sacrificed much in order to maintain a substantial life insurance policy. “Your husband often told me how determined he was to see that you would be well-provided for after his death. And so I am here to present you with this check for five-hundred thousand dollars,” said the agent.

The widow tearfully accepted the check and then wiping her eyes, she said, “Nothing can replace that wonderful husband of mine who left me this five-hundred thousand dollars. And I…

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