That The Chinese And The World May Know Jesus, Be Happy In Him And Make Him Known.
A Church Allows People To Worship Freely
Devotional: God wants people in the local church to be willingly involved in giving. People are never supposed to be forced to give. The church is not a business. It is not authorized to charge money nor is its goal to make the best profit. God wants people to give out of worship and love to Him not because they are forced to. Jesus has never liked people being forced to pay money in order to worship God. Matthew 21:12-13 says, “And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves, And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.” We worship God without charge, but we give out of love.
Prayer: Dear Father, thank you for freely giving to us many things. Thank you for the free gift of salvation. Thank you for the many blessings we receive each day that we don’t deserve. God help us as a church to never take advantage or your goodness and force people to give. When we meet together, help us to give out of love. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.