actually happened in a Sunday School class of boys long ago. The
teacher asked each lad to quote a Bible verse as the offering was
taken. One said, "The Lord loveth a cheerful giver." Another said,
"Blessed is he that considereth the poor." A third boy blurted out,
"A fool and his money are soon parted." The world says you are a fool
to give. God says you are a fool not to give!
J. Michael Shannon is professor of preaching at Cincinnati Bible College in Cincinnati, OH.