ame book, the sixteenth and seventeenth verses, that every man was to give as he was able."
"Seems to me they must have been giving all the time," observed Marty.
"Yes, it has been estimated that a truly devout Jew gave away about a third of his income. That is more than three-tenths, you know. Giving freely to the Lord's service and to the poor was part of a Jew's religion."
"That's what Edith says," Marty remarked. "'Tisn't part of ours, is it?"
"Oh, yes it is," said Mrs. Howell, smiling a little; "though perhaps not as much as it should be. All through the Bible we are taught the duty of giving, and though, of course, those particular directions in the Old Testament were intended especially for the Jews, we may learn from them that the best way of giving is to give systematically."
"What do you mean by systematically?" asked Marty.
"I mean not giving just when we happen to feel particularly interested in some object, or when we don't want the money for something el
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