Many years ago a secretary of the British Missionary Society called upon a Calcutta merchant for an offering to missions. The merchant wrote out a check for $250 and gave it to the secretary. But before the secretary left, a cablegram was given to the merchant. As he read it, a troubled look clouded his face. He said, “This cablegram informs me that one of my ships, with its cargo, has gone down at sea. This loss makes a difference in my affairs. I shall have to write you another check!”
The secretary said, “I understand,” as he returned the check for $250.
The merchant, with checkbook still open on his desk, wrote another check and gave it to the secretary. He was amazed when he saw it was for $1,000.
“Haven’t you made a mistake?” the secretary asked.
“No,” replied the merchant with tears in his eyes. “That cablegram was a message from my heavenly Father which read, ‘Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth...But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven...For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also’(Matthew 6:10-21).”
So where is your treasure? You will know that by where and how you spend your money.
What to do:
✞ Give and pray for our missionaries: Ron and Loretta Jones to India; and David and Beth Gates to Egypt.
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