For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Matthew 6:21
We live in a culture that doesn’t value the Christian view of giving money away. While the world doesn’t push back much about how believers spend time or talents, our culture crams it down our throats to spend beyond what we earn on ourselves and not honor God by giving back to Him. We live in a culture that is more focused on our outward appearance than our inside endurance to serve God. We live in a culture of getting, not giving. We live in a culture that the more money we make the smarter and more successful we are. We live in a “me” world, not a “He” or God world.
For Christians, giving money to God is an act of worship. As we put our trust in God by committing to give to him, we open up the door to grow closer to him, to experience a new level of faith and to provide opportunities for God to show us that he is bigger than any of our debt, and certainly bigger than the shape of the economy. He can provide no matter what.
The Bible says in 1 Chronicles 29:11 Everything in the heavens and earth is yours, O Lord. Our money is not our own, it is God’s. We are merely caretakers. When you think about it, God only asks for a small portion of money to be given back to him. He wants us to enjoy life by properly managing the rest. Remember the Bible never says that money is evil, which is often quoted. Rather 1 Timothy 6:10 says For the love of money is the root of all evil. Ask yourself, what do you love more, God or money. Then take a step of faith and act on your love.