Morning thoughts from Pastor Tim
This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
It’s the topic of discussion in political circles and on the blogs.
It’s a phrase used by a presidential candidate that wants to take the hard earned money from those that worked for it and give it to those that have done nothing for it.
It’s not a new concept. Socialist countries have been doing it for years with no success.
Imagine working 40 hours this week but instead of getting paid the full amount, ½ of your pay is given to a homeless man that does nothing but sit on the street corner.
Of course he can’t afford to pay taxes so you end up footing the bill for that too.
Ha! It’s your duty as an American to give.
This concept will never work because giving can’t be forced, it must come from the heart.
The early church did something similar to what we are talking about; they had their own redistribution of wealth.
Now all who believed were together, and had all things in common , and sold their possessions and goods, and divided them among all, as anyone had need. Acts 2:44-45
Did it work?
Yes, now the multitude of those who believed were of one heart and one soul; neither did anyone say that any of the things he possessed was his own, but they had all things in common. Acts 4:32
It worked until jealousy and greed entered the hearts of some in the church and there arose a complaint against the Hebrews by the Hellenists, because their widows were neglected in the daily distribution. Acts 6:1
Where there is the unrepentant heart that does not seek God there will be problems.
And trust me, Washington D. C. is full of unrepentent hearts that only seek for themselves.