I put an IOU in the offering basket
I didn’t want to part with my cash
If dollars they needed why didn’t they ask it
So I did at least what was asked
I put in the best of my good intention
Expecting that God understands
After all, I just want honorable mention
And the congregation did see me stand
Everyone saw that my giving was good
My IOU would put their offerings to shame
I folded it nicely like all offerings should
And made sure I did not sign my name
Such is the sacrifice I offer to God
Lots of pomp, circumstance, and parade
Loud applause, hip hooray surely seems odd
For a man who offers only charade
The paper collected, I’m sure God forgets
At least, it will be hard to find it
Hence, I’ve no reservations, not a single regret
As I said, I made sure not to sign it
Are there promises you have made and then broken
Are there things you told God that you’d do
Don’t use your prayer life as a mere token
God delights most when you follow through
Mt 6:1 Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven.
Lu 6:38Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.
Le 22:24 Ye shall not offer unto the LORD that which is bruised, or crushed, or broken, or cut; neither shall ye make any offering thereof in your land.
Mic 6:6 Wherewith shall I come before Jehovah, and bow myself before the high God? shall I come before him with burnt-offerings, with calves a year old?
Mic 6:7 will Jehovah be pleased with thousands of rams, or with ten thousands of rivers of oil? shall I give my first-born for my transgression, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?
Mic 6:8 He hath showed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth Jehovah require of thee, but to do justly, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with thy God?