Giving is one area that is quite sensitive in our culture today. At a time when resources have become limited owing to competing uses, we all want to be careful on how we spend the little that we have. Almost every believer knows about tithing and the need to commit 10% of all our earnings to God. Whether we do it or not is something different but at least we know we should.
“Jesus asked, “Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine?” Luke 17:17 NIV”
Let me leave that to the pastors and priests and focus on the 90%. The scriptures gives the account of Jesus healing ten lepers and only 10% went back to say thank you. Jesus asked a question that each of us should ask ourselves in all spheres of our lives; where are the 90%? We like giving God a tithe of our income but deny him a say in the way we spend the 90%. We reason that God should keep quite on how we use the rest of our resources so long as we have given him his portion. God’s desire is to be the Lord of all we have. If he is not the Lord of all, then He can’t be God at all. In what area is God asking you about what remains? Where have you given God priority then ignored him in everything else you do? Is God the God of your spending and your savings? Does God has a say in the way you use whatever remains of your resources? I love saying that it’s good to have God as our priority but better still have him as the reason behind all our other priorities. It’s good to give God a tithe but we should not silence him on how we use the remaining 90%. I can hear him audibly asking you and me; where are the other nine?
Last modified: February 13, 2020