What shall I give to God?

What shall I return to the LORD  for all his bounty to me? I will lift up the cup of salvation and call on the name of the Lord. This challenging thought is part of Psalm 116. We often think of writing our check for the offering plate on Sunday because the church needs the money to pay the pastor, the utility bills, lawn service – it even a little bit for missionary work. I want to challenge you with a more biblical approach to what we give to the church. We give in return for everything God has given us – we give because we are grateful. This is deep and abiding Presbyterian doctrine that also goes along with living simply – living below your means – so that you are able to give. There is a saying that I just love: Christians should give until it feels good!

        

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