As we consider our pledge to the ministry budget at our church, remember what the Macedonian churches did. The apostle Paul wrote, “Out of the most severe trial, their overflowing joy and their extreme poverty welled up in rich generosity. For I testify they gave as much as they were able, even beyond their ability.”
He then encouraged the church at Corinth, as God encourages each of us today, with these words “Just as you excel in everything…in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in your love for us…see that you also excel in this grace of giving.” (II Corinthians 8:1-7)
Our budget will enable us to reach many of the lost for Christ. Shouldn’t we excel in the grace of giving so we can minister to them?
By Wendell Harris