|A passage that is difficult to swallow,
tells me to sell my possessions, and give the money to the poor “and you
will have treasure in heaven.” If I give two percent,
which is the average giving of 20th century American Christians; or if
I give all of my ‘tithe’ into an organization that never, or seldom helps
the poor, I am walking on shaky ground.
His Spirit helps us obey, and guides us specifically in our giving.
God is looking across the land for people whose hearts are turned toward Him. He shows himself strong to them. The stories of His mighty works are woven in the fabric of their lives. As a result they are credible witnesses of His loving kindness.