I Chronicles 21:24 And king David said to Ornan, Nay; but I will verily buy it for the full price: for I will not take that which is thine for the LORD, nor offer burnt offerings without cost.
There are no short cuts in the service of the Lord. We must not live off of what others have done or do. We each must pay the price.
He is deserving of our full price sacrifice. I fear too often I live off of what others do. I concern myself with my future, my well being and allow others to give to me.
As a missionary I must never take and not give. I must be a channel of blessings and I must give the full price of the offering.
I must sacrifice because my God deserves it and no one else can sacrifice to God for me.
To all my missionary friends, I challenge you, do not become a mooch, a moochinary! Don’t take advantage of others. Don’t say you are being a wise steward when all you are doing is sitting on your money and letting others carry you!