by Rick Warren — August 5, 2018
“Honor the Lord by giving him the first part of all your income” (Proverbs 3:9 TLB).
But when we give an offering to God — an undesignated, planned, and proportional offering where and when we worship — we’re saying, “God I love you.” That’s the first purpose of life: to know and love God. You’re planned for his pleasure.
The Bible says, “Honor the Lord by giving him the first part of all your income” (Proverbs 3:9 TLB). We honor God when we tithe. It’s an act of worship.
God wants you to give to this fund before you invest in any of the other funds. Why? He wants our hearts more than anything else. He doesn’t want our money; he wants what it represents.
Wherever I put my money shows my priorities and values.
This week, look through your checkbook and your credit card statements. What do they say about where your heart is today?
Where do you want your heart to be? Put your money there!