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Counsels on Stewardship, Page 107

plainly revealed question. The ministers themselves should be strict to carry out to the letter the injunctions of God's word. Those who hold positions of trust in the church should not be negligent, but they should see that the members are faithful in performing this duty.... Let the elders and officers of the church follow the direction of the Sacred Word, and urge upon their members the necessity of faithfulness in the payment of pledges, tithes, and offerings.—The Review and Herald, December 17, 1889.

Teaching the Poor to be Liberal

Frequently those who receive the truth are among the poor of this world; but they should not make this an excuse for neglecting those duties which devolve upon them in view of the precious light they have received. They should not allow poverty to prevent them from laying up a treasure in heaven. The blessings within reach of the rich are also within their reach. If they are faithful in using what little they do possess, their treasure in heaven will increase according to their fidelity. It is the motive with which they work, not the amount they do, that makes their offering valuable in the sight of Heaven.—Gospel Workers, 222.

For Further Study

Tithes and Offerings in Israel, Patriarchs and Prophets, 525-529

Tithing Reaches Back Beyond Days of Moeses, Testimonies for the Church 3:393

As Enduring as the Law of God, Testimonies for the Church 3:404

Like the Sabbath, the Tith Is Sacred, Testimonies for the Church 3:395, 396

A Distinct Arrangement Made by Jesus Christ Himself, Testimonies for the Church 6:384

Not Repealed or Relaxed, Testimonies for the Church 3:392

Left to the Conscience and Benevolence of Men, Testimonies for the Church 3:394

An Acknowledgment of the Claims of Creation and Redemption, Testimonies for the Church 6:479-481

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