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.

Go deeper: Read more about the history and purpose of tithing.

8 Answers to Questions About Money and Taxes

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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  1. Gerry says:

    If you give begrudgingly, you might as well not give at all. God gives happily and generously to us. He is not as concerned regarding how much you give but rather how you give it. The widow didn’t have much to offer but she gave it gladly.

    1. ed says:

      The widow gave everything she had!

  2. Eric Lilly says:

    I need help with money

  3. owoicho abah says:

    all we have is given to us by God Almighty

  4. Mark C says:

    For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
    Luke 12:34

  5. Ramona Hendrix says:

    I love your devotions . They help me and inspire me . Thank you.