Devotion: Sunday, June 3, 2018
The Use of the Missions Dollar
The God-honoring missionary society will be quick to invite inspection of the missionary dollar. But the gay adventurer who wants to go a-roaming at the honest Christian's expense will feel hurt and will no doubt accuse me of attacking the missionary enterprise. Forty years' association with a society where missionaries practice frugality, self-sacrifice, lifelong committal to the task, lonely pioneering, painstaking language study, and where deprivations, dangers and actual martyrdom are accepted as matters of course should acquit me of this charge.
The Christian with money to invest in world evangelization should, as he shall surely face his Lord at the judgment, approach his responsibility carefully. He should demand a reckoning and insist upon knowing how his money is being spent. And he should see to it that he is helping to support only humble and devout men and women who love not their lives unto death. Not one cent should he give to aid the selfish activities of the happy adventurer who seeks to pass for a messenger of Christ.
This whole thing is too sacred to treat lightly; and the judgment is too near.