Many Christians are taught that once they bring 10% of their money to church, the rest belongs to them —and they’re free to do with it whatever they want.
Don’t get me wrong—I do believe in tithing—this is not where I see the problem.
It’s great to dedicate a part of your money to Christian ministry and help spread the Good News around the world. In fact, 2 Corinthians 9:10 says, “God provides seed for the sower . . . He will provide and increase your resources and then produce a great harvest of generosity in you.” God blesses us so we can be a blessing to many others! (Genesis 12:2)
It’s the 90% I want you to think about!
What do you do with this money? Let me put it this way: “Is it now your money, or . . . God’s?”
In Luke 19, Jesus teaches us a powerful truth in the form of a parable. A nobleman (that clearly symbolizes the Lord) gives money to his servants and says, “Do business with MY money until I come back.” Later, the servants give him an account for what they have done with HIS money. Then the master rewards the servants according to their results.
I strongly believe that everything I own was entrusted to me by Father God. Everything I have—money, time, talents—is His. Therefore, I am responsible for how I use them.
ASK YOURSELF THESE QUESTIONS:
- Do I multiply or waste what God entrusts to me?
- Do I use my finances for my good, His glory and His Kingdom?
- Am I a good steward of everything God has given me?
Please let me know what you think about this topic. I appreciate your thoughts and comments.
Stay tuned for more!
Love & Laughter,