Profile of the LUKEWARM, evaluation two . . .
LUKEWARM PEOPLE give money to charity and to the church . . . as long as it doesn’t impinge on their standard of living. If they have a little extra money and it is easy and safe to give, they do so. After all, God loves a cheerful giver, right? (Chan, “Crazy Love ,” p. 69)
But King David replied to Araunah, “No, I insist on buying it for the full price. I will not take what is yours and give it to the Lord. I will not present burnt offerings that have cost me nothing!” (1 Chron. 21:24, NLT)
While Jesus was in the Temple, he watched the rich people dropping their gifts in the collection box. Then a poor widow came by and dropped in two small coins. “I tell you the truth,” Jesus said, “this poor widow has given more than all the rest of them. For they have given a tiny part of their surplus, but she, poor as she is, has given everything she has.” Luke 21:1-4 NLT)
Think about it . . .
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