Do you already enjoy the blessings that come with the return of the tithe?
Before the conquest of Jericho, God gave specific instructions to His people regarding the battle and the spoils. Since the victory belonged to the Lord, the spoils should also be consecrated to Him: “All the silver, and gold, and vessels of brass and iron, are consecrated unto the Lord: they shall come into the treasury of the Lord” (Joshua 6:19). But Achan, of the tribe of Judah, had developed a greedy character, and when he stood before those treasures (gold, silver, and Babylonian garments), he was overcome with a strong temptation.
NEW WASHINGTON, PHILIPPINES—From April 26 to May 7, 2017, a National Youth Convention was held in New Washington, Aklan, Philippines. The theme of the event was "Making God Known". The guest speakers for the event were Brother Rolly Dumaguit (GC 2nd Vice President and Regional Secretary for the Pacific Region) and Brother Radu Ionita (GC Youth Department Director).
LINARES, CHILE—On April 28-May 1, 2017 a conference was held in Linares, Maule, Chile. The theme of the conference was "My Family in Your Hands". The guest speakers for the event were Brother Eli Tenorio and Sister Leoni Braga, with the participation of the local brethren. On Sabbath, there were approximately 140 individuals present.
Self-indulgence isn't new, but in today's world, self-denial and self-control seem to have lost their meaning and purpose. Our society’s addiction to food is evident everywhere, from the endless hours of cooking shows available and the various “all you can eat competitions,” to the endless demand for restaurants. Nature has been twisted, and we don’t eat to live, rather live to eat.