ROCKY (Rocky and Sandy enter) It sure was nice of Dad to give us
fifty cents each, Sandy! You know what? He’ll never know what
I’m gonna do with my money! I’m gonna spend it all at the store.
SANDY Rocky, please don’t do that! You know what Dad said about how
you should spend your money! He wants you to give ten percent
to the Lord. As for me, I’m gonna do as Dad asked!
ROCKY (Reaches into his pocket) Oh, no, Sandy! I lost one of my quarters
through a hole in my pocket. Do I still have to give ten percent of
the quarter that I still have?
SANDY I’m afraid so, Rocky!
ROCKY Well, I don’t see why it’s so important! I’m gonna spend this on
GRANDPA (Grandpa enters and Sandy sighs with relief) Hello, you two!
CHILDREN Hello, Grandpa!
SANDY Grandpa, I’m trying to tell Rocky about giving ten percent to the
Lord. Could you tell him about it for me, please?
GRANDPA Yes, Sandy! Rocky, the Lord wants us to give ten percent of our
earnings to Him, and to give offerings, too!
ROCKY How much is ten percent?
GRANDPA It’s ten cents for every dollar that you earn.
ROCKY So, if I have fifty cents, then I should give five cents?
GRANDPA That’s right!
ROCKY What happens if I don’t?
GRANDPA Malachi 3:9 says, “Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed
me.” This means that if we don’t give ten percent of our earnings
or give offerings to the Lord, He won’t bless us for it!
ROCKY Thank you, Grandpa, for telling me that!
GRANDPA That’s O.K., Rocky! I’ve gotta go now, so, I’ll see you later!
CHILDREN Good bye, Grandpa! (Grandpa exits)
ROCKY Sandy, I know what I’m gonna do with this quarter I have left!
I’m gonna give it all to the Lord, so I can get blessings!
SANDY Good for you!
ROCKY Wait a minute! I think I’ve got a rock in my shoe! (Rocky bends
down) Hey, I found my other quarter!
SANDY So, what’re you gonna do with that quarter?
ROCKY Well, I’m gonna get candy for both of us!
SANDY Oh, Rocky! You can be such a wonderful brother!
ROCKY Oh, knock it off, Sandy! (Both exit)
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