Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Can You Rob God?
I'm sure the people around me heard my sigh of relief when the sermon title was displayed on the overhead...Stewardship: Financially Giving to God! The verse our pastor used spoke even clearer to me. Malachi 3:8 "Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings."
Big Gulp! I may not look like a typical robber with a striped shirt, mask and money bag but if I withhold financially from God, I'm a thief. Have you been in this spot before? You want to give to God but you're thinking of every reason why you need that money in your pocket. It's seems way too easy to justify keeping it sometimes, doesn't it?
God loves a cheerful giver. He always amazes me with our finances. I've never come up short when giving willingly but I've definitely felt the pinch when I'm stingy with our household money. Know what I mean? Are you a good thief? Can you rob God and not get caught?
I welcome your comments/thoughts about tithes.
The Happy Handicap