A pastor of was sitting behind his desk in his office when in walked one of the leaders of the church, a Deacon or an Elder. He excitedly said to the pastor, “I am buying a new refrigerator for my office and I was wondering if you would like my old one?” The pastor looked up at him from across the desk and said, “No, I want the new one!” The church leader was surprised at the pastor’s response and then said, “You are right pastor. I am going to buy a new one for you too!”
So often we think that God’s special servants to the church should get what’s left over. I guess that’s because too often Christians only give God what they have left over in time, money, help, servanthood, etc.
“You have made my days a mere handbreadth; the span of my years is as nothing before you.
Each man’s life is but a breath. Man is a mere phantom as he goes to and fro:
He bustles about, but only in vain; he heaps up wealth, not knowing who will get it.
“But now, Lord, what do I look for? My hope is in you. -Psalms 39:5-7 NIV