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This Week's Offertory Reading
LOCAL CHURH BUDGET - February 17
Yes, your church has a budget! But the question now comes, "Do you and I have a budget?"
It is a matter of great personal benefit to be careful about our finances, and a budget can be very helpful in making that happen. If you have not yet discovered this principle, perhaps a pastor or other financial counselor can help. We know that God is interested in our personal prosperity, and has counseled us in Scripture to that effect.
Was Jesus careful about such matters? The Desire of Ages reports to us as follows: "They [Peter and John] saw the shroud and the napkin, but they did not find their Lord…. The grave clothes were not thrown heedlessly aside, but carefully folded, each in a place by itself…. It was Christ Himself who had placed those grave clothes with such care" (p. 789).
If Jesus was careful about even His grave clothes, then we imagine that that carried over into the rest of His life, including being a careful worker in His father's carpenter shop.
Whether it's our finances, possessions, relationships, health, or time, let's be faithful stewards in all that we do. And God will bless. He always does!