I heard about some people who recently visited a church. It was the one and only time that they went to this church.
Because the sermon was about money. You see, the pastor knew they were coming to his church that Sunday. He scrapped what he had been planning on preaching that Sunday so that he could target them. He knew that they needed to hear that sermon on tithing. Since the pastor purposely did this, they decided not to visit that church again since he talks about money so much.
I may have exaggerated a point or two there. Yes, a couple visited a church. Yes, the pastor preached on money and tithing. No, they aren’t going back. That’s really all I know.
If they aren’t going back, I think they may have missed the point. Perhaps the pastor missed the point, too. Why not? Many, if not most of us, miss the point.
Money and tithing in the Bible is not about giving 10% or some other percentage. It’s about our all of our money belonging to God.
The point is 10% is not enough.
The point is that most of us are not all in.
We don’t think of all of our money belonging to God.
We don’t consider that our houses, cars, jobs and everything else are His.
What difference does that simple adjustment make?
It will affect your spending choices.
It will affect your saving decisions.
It will affect your debt ceiling.
It will affect your life.
God doesn’t want our money. He has all of the money He needs. What He wants is for us to be all in. He wants all of us.
Are you all in?