The joy of giving

In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus did not say, “IF you give…” He said, “WHEN you give…”

We can hassle over tithe or some mandatory number, like 10%. But, why?

The point is GIVING.

Why give at all? Giving is a bold statement, which is why I try to push myself past an arbitrary number like 10%. Giving says, “Lord, I worship you with this part of my life. I think I need ALL that I have earned, but I am releasing this to you because I trust you for all I need.”

We are releasing our responsibility in finances to say, “God, you invited me to test you in this. Here it is. It is now your responsibility.”

God invited it. I don’t think he is about to let us down!

 

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