Saturday, August 27, 2016
Zhi Ming counted the money for the tithe offerings. Wow, this year was a good year, after all. There was one million dollars in tithe offerings. Zhi Ming was delighted. That was more money than he had seen before. Surely, Zhi Ming thought to himself, it was all right for him to take a 10% cut from the tithe offerings. That was just one hundred thousand dollars, and he had worked hard for the Lord!
Leaving behind a lucrative job as a banker, Zhi Ming chose to struggle through poverty in service of the Lord, when he first built his church. There were many down days, and it was hard to make end meets, but Zhi Ming persevered through it all to build his church to where it was today! Surely, the Lord would not mind him taking a little bit of the tithe money for himself.
He had a family to support.