Jebusite’ (2 Samuel 24:18). When Araunah realised what was happening, he offered his threshing floor and oxen to David free of charge. But David said: ‘…Nay; but I will surely buy it of thee at a price: neither will I offer burnt offerings unto the Lord my God of that which doth cost me nothing. So David bought the threshing floor and the oxen for fifty shekels of silver. And David built there an altar unto the Lord, and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings. So the Lord was intreated for the land, and the plague was stayed from Israel’ (2 Samuel 24:24-25). The old Anglo-Saxon word for worship is worth-ship, which is the act of ascribing worth or value to a person or object. What’s the point? It’s this: when it comes to serving God, if it doesn’t cost – it doesn’t count! God knows we can’t all give the same amount. But what He’s asking for isn’t equal giving, but equal sacrifice! The Bible says, ‘Honour the Lord with thy substance, and with the first fruits of all thine increase’ (Proverbs 3:9). So, whether you are worshipping, serving, or giving, make sure you are giving God your best.