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This Week's Offertory Reading
LOCAL CHURCH BUDGET: - July 21
Ownership. Ownership is an interesting word. We talk about things we own, such as a car or a house. But do we really own those things?
A couple went to a dealership to buy a car. As they were signing the papers for the financing, the sales person surprisingly said, "You know, people don't really own cars. They just rent them." If you think about it, that's true, especially of cars. Often by the time we reach the last payment, the car is worn out and needs to be replaced, and we start the "rental" process all over again.
And what about our homes? It is true that houses tend to increase in value as the years roll by. And we enjoy building up equity. But guess what? If the state or federal government decides to build a road that crosses through your property, you are most likely going to lose your home. So who really owns the land? Sure, they will compensate you for your loss, but there you are, starting all over again.
The Lord says, "For every beast of the forest is Mine, and the cattle on a thousand hills" (Ps. 50:10, NKJV). Not only that, but a few verses prior He challenges us in this fashion: "Gather My saints together to Me, those who have made a covenant with Me by sacrifice" (v. 5).
So who really owns our cars, our homes, and everything else? Let's make a covenant by sacrifice today, and show it by the way we support His work.