It wasn’t that he couldn’t own possessions. It was obvious from his reaction that his possessions owned him.
We have a record of Abel’s giving but no record of the directive to give, what amount, etc. Maybe there was, maybe there wasn’t. Maybe for someone who recognizes God as the source of strength, talent, wisdom, opportunity, etc to have a good job, career and make money, it was natural for them to offer a portion of their increase to God. By the time of Abram and Melchizedek 10% appears to be understood.
Tithing is stewardship, acknowledging Who the real owner is
Tithing is partnership, acknowledging God helped me win this battle
Giving to Needs
In Luke 10 the Good Samaritan, went to the dying man, medicated him, bandaged him, carried him, led him to safety. But there was One More Thing.
When we see a need it doesn’t matter if it’s our passion or not!
Here’s a radical thought… What if we budgeted for some personal benevolence every month?
Does our giving say “Leftovers” or “Lord”? Article by J. D. Greear
Giving to our Passions
Kentucky Christmas Blessing toys are due 12/1/19
SO WHAT IS YOUR PASSION?
Hope House (Honduras)
Bread of Life Orphanage and Feeding Centers (Romania)
Refuel Ministries (disaster relief food support)
A21 (ending human trafficking)
The Wellhouse (female victims of human trafficking)
Fight the New Drug
Shepura Men’s Center and Royal Pines Rehab – (recovery)