A missionary at home on furlough was invited to a dinner at a great summer resort, where he met many women of prominence & position.
After dinner he went to his room & wrote a letter to his wife. He said:
"Dear Wife: I've had dinner at the great Hotel. The company was wonderful. I saw strange things today. Many women were present. There were some who wore, to my certain knowledge, one church, 40 organs & 20 libraries."
In his great longing for money to provide the gospel for hungering millions, he could not refrain from estimating the silks & diamonds of the guests at the dinner in terms of his people's need.
If God sends us money to send to perishing millions the good news of a Saviour from sin & we spend it in needless luxuries, what does He think of it?
Rom 14:12 (NET): "Therefore, each of us will give an account of himself to God."
"When we receive from God and hold on to what we have received selfishly, we die spiritually." - Zac Poonen.