The Cheapest and Best

A business man would not think this matter a very good advertisement. He thinks that the best things are never cheapest. There are a few examples, however, in which that is not the case.

First, the air we breathe. It doesn't cost us anything, it Is not metered out to us, so we have a saying, "as free as air." You go down to the pharmacy and purchase a bottle of perfume. A good perfume will cost not less than one dollar a bottle. The air we breathe is immeasurably purer and better than the most expensive perfume.

Second, the water we drink in. Do you like ice cream soda? For certain, you do. If you don't you are not a normal girl or boy. How much does a good ice cream soda cost? That depends; some places it is 10 cents and some 15 cents. You think you might like to have ice cream soda every meal, but before long you would tire of it. The water you drink is necessary, and it costs you nothing.

Third, a book, that is this book, the Bible. If you like to buy a cutting-edge fiction book, it will cost you anywhere from $1.00 to $3.00. But here is a book, the most popular, the most wonderful book that was ever written. You can buy a Bible for a couple of cents, and if you don't have the cents, there is a great Bible Society that will give you a free copy, so that no one might be without the Word of Life.

Finally, the things that are cheapest and best are the matters of the soul, the spiritual ministries and influences of life. They are worship, communion, faith, hope, prayer and love. Nobody stands at the door and demands a dollar of you as you enter. The seats inside the church are free to rich and poor, aged and young. These free seats are like the salvation that is proclaimed here - FREE.

MEMORY VERSE:
Isaiah 55: 1

"Ho, every one that thirsts, come to the waters, and he that has no money; come, buy, and eat; yes, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price."

KIDS ACTIVITY
Let the children draw the things that they enjoy that is free or cheap. It can be as simple as a heart representing the love of God and family; or the sun representing the light and beauty of God's creation. Afterward, let them share the picture they drew. Then end in thanksgiving to God.

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