Perhaps even more than love, we humans have an instinctive ability to fall into the trap of chasing the almighty dollar. Money is a subject that dominates much of conversations and time. No one ever has enough and it always seems like someone else always has more. In fact a piece of wisdom literature from the bible reminds us of this truth:

Whoever loves money never has money enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with his income. This too is meaningless. Ecclesiastes 5:10

Of course, it doesn’t have to be this way. As we unpacked part 1 of our series Hot Topics we understand that God gave us a gift when it comes to how we handle our money. This gift is the tithing principle which is firmly rooted in the bible. The that fact that all Christian are called to “give back” a tenth of their earnings to God is a way that helps us from allowing money to be an idol or something else that we’re chasing in this world.

We “give back” because honestly it all belongs to God anyway. God just blesses us with what we have and then calls us to be a good steward of it. When we are good stewards of God’s blessing then we’re able to fully commit to and participate in the mission of God.

This sermon in “Tweets:”

Failure to be good stewards of that which is given to us will hinder us from being fully committed to God and His mission. 

Money is an idolatry that must be converted when are converted to Christ. 

Tithing is simply taking our hands off of what already belongs to God.