What club are you a member of?
Gym, dance, book, Athletic, there are too many to mention.
What do you pay a monthly subscription for?
DSTV/Cable TV, magazines, Netflix, Amazon, the list goes on.
Well, I pay a membership and subscription to the greatest club that exists now and will exist forever. I pay a subscription to God’s church, and I am a member of the Kingdom of Heaven and one day I will reap the benefits of eternal life with Jesus. There is no greater reward than this.
It grieves me so to hear people say they cannot give to their church as they do not have the funds or the means and yet they pay their memberships and subscriptions fees ‘religiously’ without blinking an eye.
Then you have ministers, preachers, pastors, dominees, bishops, popes – whatever title they call themselves, that will tell you that if you give $10 you will only get a small blessing but if you give $100 your blessing will be so much more, etc. or they come knocking at your door and demand your contribution – “Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves.” Matthew 7:15
Your priority should be giving to God’s church, and it must be done without resentment or doubt – “Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” 2 Corinthians 9:7
An important point to remember is that giving is also of your time and expertise. There are some that simply cannot give financially and you usually find it is such people that give of their time abundantly; these people are truly blessed.
No one has ever said, (and it is not what I am saying), that you cannot have memberships or subscriptions, but I am saying have your priorities straight. For you do not want to wait until it is too late and have God pass judgment on you only to find out that you will be spending eternity in hell.
“Then he said to them, “So give back to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God what is God’s.” Matthew 22:21
Give first to God and your life will fall into place with peace and sensibility.
Come join the membership of the everlasting club. Come join Jesus’ club it’s awesome!