By Greg Laurie
“On the first day of each week, you should each put aside a portion of the money you have earned. Don’t wait until I get there and then try to collect it all at once.”
—1 Corinthians 16:2
Years ago I was in military school and lived on campus. Every Sunday morning we would go to church, and they would give each of us a dime to put in the offering. So I went to Sunday school with my dime, thinking, “I don’t really want to give this dime. I want to use it for myself.”
So when the offering plate went by, I kept the dime. Then I went to the canteen and bought licorice with it. But I couldn’t even finish it because I felt so guilty.
Even then, with as little as I knew about God, I knew that money belonged to Him.