Giving Back What Is His

By   •   February 7

woman holding money

You know that the hardest thing for you to give up is your money. It represents your time, your energy, your talents, your total personality converted into currency. We usually hold on to it tenaciously, yet it is uncertain in value and we cannot take it into the next world. The Scripture teaches that we are stewards for a little while of all we earn. If we misuse it, as did the man who buried his talent, it brings upon us the severest judgment of God. The tithe is the Lord’s. If you use it for yourself, you are robbing God. We are to take the tithe as a standard, but to go beyond the tithe is an indication of our gratefulness for God’s gifts to us. In the midst of sorrow and trouble, this life has many blessings and enjoyments which have come from the hand of God. Even our capacity for love is a gift from God. We show our gratitude by giving back to Him a part of that which He has given to us.

Prayer for the day

Give me a generous heart, Father, that does not grudgingly give back to You all that is rightfully Yours.

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26 Comments

  1. King B. Johnson says:

    This is true Wisdom!-)

  2. Terry frye says:

    Any scripture references on anger bitterness or depression and patience would be grateful.
    Any healing scriptures and anxiety ones would help to.
    Need to get on fire again for god.

    1. BGEA says:

      Terry, you can find spiritual growth resources on all kind of topics here: http://billygraham.org/grow-your-faith/topics/

  3. Gerry says:

    Give generously with a glad heart.

  4. Joyce Paul says:

    All GOD wants from us is to follow HIS Plans. HE will sort out the rest. In HIS Mjghty hands, we can be a Blessing to others. LORD, we are ready to serve YOU in whatever way YOU desire. Lead us!