"But who am I, and who are my people, that we should be able to give as generously as this? Everything comes from you, and we have given you only what comes from your hand."
1 Chronicles 29:14 (NIV)
"A checkbook is a theological document. It will tell you who and what you worship."
There are two bodies of water in the Holy Land that are fed by the Jordan River. In one, fish jump and trees root. Birds sing from the tree branches. In the other body of water, there is no splash of fish. There are no trees by the water's edge and no singing birds. The difference is not in the Jordan River, for it empties into both bodies of water. The difference is in the Sea of Galilee. For every drop taken into it, one goes out. It gives and it lives! The other gives nothing. It is called the Dead Sea.