Warren buffet said, “Price is what you pay. Value is what
you get.” We are always looking for a good bargain, and
that is part of being a good steward of God’s money.
However, there is a difference between being frugal
and being cheap. Someone who is “cheap” is unwilling
to pay what an item is truly worth.
In 2 Samuel 24 we read about a time when King David,
in pride and self-confidence, decided to count his
soldiers. God was displeased with David’s attitude and
as a result, punished the Israelites with a plague. When
David repented of His sin, God was merciful and the
plague stopped, but not before 70,000 men died.
David then wanted to give an offering to the Lord. He
went to the place where the destroying angel had been
stopped and the owner of the land offered to give it to
the king. David responded, “Nay; but I will surely buy
it of thee at a price: neither will I offer burnt offerings
unto the LORD my God of that which doth cost me
nothing.” (2 Samuel 24:24)
He refused to give God something that cost him nothing.
There is a great principle in that. When you consider all
that God has given you, it only makes sense that you give
God your best and that you give God your all. If you
have received the free gift of salvation, then you should
be willing to give your all to worship God and be a true
disciple of Jesus.