“Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”–2 Corinthians 9:7, NIV
I’ve been told that the proper translation for “cheerful” in this verse is “hilarious.”
I thought of that today as I was paying bills.
It was a task I’d been putting off a couple of days because right now, there seem to be a LOT of expenses. Seems like “education” even for public schools is a bigger and bigger piece of the budget. Not to mention, I now have a child in college (who thankfully did get a major scholarship–provision!).
When I finally knuckled down and wrote the checks, I also wrote one for our church and the ministries we support. I thought about “hilarious giving.”
It seemed to fit.
“Get ahold of this. I wrote a check for my church, which brought my bank account to zero. So I said,