God’s way by Pastor Melissa Scott

October 5, 2010 · Posted in Pastor Melissa Scott 

Now before I knew or understood about the Bible I was doing something that’s very Biblical. Dr. Scott would have a very large entourage around him and I would refuse to push myself to the front of the line. I always took the backseat, the worst seat, the worst place and it would always be “Where are you? Come on up here get beside me.” But I didn’t do it for that reason. I didn’t even understand or know that was in the Bible. I just did it. It was, and I didn’t do it because I thought that by putting myself at the end I’d get to go first. And my reward, if you want to call it that, was I always got put up front.

I always took the worst, going on bike ride? take the worst bicycle. Let somebody else have the better one, I have strong legs I can do it and I’d always get the best bike. There are principles that some heathen may outperform the Christians. And the Christians in the Christian realm think they are giving to God when in fact all they’re doing is what I call ‘double-dipping.’ “Now I can give this much money to the Church and I can write it off.”

Pastor Melissa Scott tells us that giving to the Church, giving God’s way is not an act of self-continuity. It’s not a debate to your giving to a charity the church is not a charity. If I could lay any foundation on what my husband has already taught I would say tuition – tuition and merchandise. Tuition: you go to school, you enroll in a class, believe you me you want to go to a good school you’re going to pay for it. Your education, you’re not going to get it for free and even when it’s free it’s never free. Think about that. Merchandise: a retailer, a wholesaler, anybody doing business will take the goods, the cost of goods, now I’m going turn around and resell it. I have to have my markup, this is my cost counted in here, the loss factor.

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