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. Laura Speer says:

    For all we give GOD replaces ten fold.

  2. Larry says:

    We don’t own anything; We are loaned everything for the time we are here. All of it belongs to God.

  3. Gerry says:

    The old adage ” you cannot out give God” is very true.

  4. Mary. Ann Floresca says:

    A beautiful reminder of God’s goodness and faithfulness.

  5. Mary. Ann Floresca says:

    We are stewards of what God gives us even our finances and we have to handle it in a wise way.
    God loves a cheerful giver! It is more blessed to give than to receive. God is the giver of everything we have. Without our health we cannot have wealth,band we thank God for blessing us with good health!

  6. Joy says:

    “Thankyou and praise The Lord. Amen”

  7. Joy says:

    “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God sent not his son into the world to condemn the world but that the world through him might be saved.” “Take Time to be Holy. Amen” & “The Way of the Cross Leads Home. Amen”

  8. Gary l walton says:

    God bless you and your Ministries.Keep up the good work.I will pray for BillyGraham Ministries.Please pray for my family.Gary l Walton.

  9. Merlie Sugino Piolo says:

    Thank you for a message everyday and I need a prayer everyday..