|Vol. 1, No. 4||Page 15||April 1999|
The Stewardship Alphabet
Both riches and honour come of thee, and thou reignest over all (1 Chronicles 29:12)
Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days (Ecclesiastes 11:1)
Do [all things] heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men (Colossians 3:23)
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights (James 1:17)
For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also (Luke 12:34)
Give unto the Lord the glory due unto his name: bring an offering, and come into his courts (Psalm 96:8)
Honour the Lord with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase (Proverbs 3:9)
In the uprightness of mine heart I have willingly offered all these things (1 Chronicles 29:17)
Jesus said: It is more blessed to give than to receive (Acts 20:35)
Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord (Ephesians 6:8)
Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon the earth... but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven (Matthew 6:19-20)
My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth (1 John 3:18)
Now therefore, our God, we thank thee, and praise thy glorious name (1 Chronicles 29:13)
Offer unto God thanksgiving: and pay thy vows unto the most High (Psalm 50:14)
Pray without ceasing (1 Thessalonians 5:17)
Quietly wait for the salvation of the Lord (Lamentations 3:26)
Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's; and unto God the things that are God's (Matthew 22:21)
Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing (Psalm 100:2)
The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, saith the Lord of hosts (Haggai 2:8)
Unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required (Luke 12:48)
Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me (Matthew 25:40)
Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings (Malachi 3:8)
Xcept your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven (Matthew 5:20)
Ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit (1 Corinthians 6:20)
Zealous of good works (Titus 2:14)
(adapted from Resources for Living by Dorothy Severance, Convention Press, 1961)
Can You Eat Meat?
By Mark McWhorter
Another reason you could not eat certain foods is because your body was not producing some of the digestive juices you need to digest those foods. Without those juices the food would just sit in your stomach and cause you pain.
You had to grow older to be able to eat certain foods. As you matured your ability to digest these foods developed. And now you can eat all kinds of food that you could not eat before.
The same holds true with God's Word. At first, we can only handle learning certain things. We have to learn some very basic things about God. Then, as we learn those things and grow in our faith, we are able to learn more things. As we grow more and more in our faith and knowledge, we are able to learn more difficult things.
Hebrews 5:12-13 says, "For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat. For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe."
We are like a baby when we first start learning the Bible. We can only drink milk (the simple food). But as we grow and mature, we can eat more difficult scriptures (strong meat). If we have had the Bible and can study it, we should go from drinking milk to eating strong meat. If we do not, then we are not becoming the person that God wants us to be.
Continue to study God's word. Learn all you can. And if any of this is hard to understand, ask an adult to help you. Until next time, get plenty to eat.