Contributed by Jeff Strite on Jan 17, 2011
When the master gave money to his servants, he expected them to invest what he’d given so that he’d have a return on his investment when he returned. Do we think of our tithe as an "investment opportunity" or simply as a chore to be fulfilled?
OPEN: His name was Timothy Dexter and he was born in Massachusetts in 1747. At the age of 20 he took his life savings – a grand total of $9 – and moved to Newburyport, MA where he met and married a wealthy 31 year old widow.
Fancying himself to be a shrewd businessman, he used his wife’s money