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What Does It Cost?

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. 

Philadelphia Baptist Church
Philadelphia Baptist Church
What Does It Cost?