Mid-Week Stewardship Thought

Giving Proportionately

Proportionate giving is returning to God a percentage amount of our incomes. “[Your males] shall not appear before the Lord empty-handed. Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the Lord your God that He has given you” (Deuteronomy 16:16-17). We are to give according to how we are blessed. God, speaking through Paul, asks for a percentage or portion of our incomes to be set aside for Him and the work of the Church. “For if the willingness is there, the gift is acceptable according to what one has, not according to what he does not have” (2 Corinthians 8:12).

Whether God gives us much or little, we are called by faith to give proportionately. It has been said,
“It’s not what you’d do with a million
If a million would e’er be your lot
But what you are doing at present
With the dollar and quarter you’ve got!”
Author Unknown
Prayer: Dear Father, thank You for Your generosity to me. Grant me a generous heart. Amen.

Blessings on your journey as a steward!

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bobherring2009

Living in north central Arkansas among the trees and lakes serving the Lord in one of His churches. A lifelong Lutheran who cares greatly about God's Church. Recently married and enjoying life with my dear wife. Many interests--St. Louis Cardinals, NASCAR, and the St. Louis Blues!

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