I Really Needed the Money
Would I still graduate?
It is bothersome to willingly give up what we desperately need. It is a sacrifice, really. This is especially true when it comes to finances. A notable purpose for finances is to alleviate much of our problems, debts, and concerns. So taking away from such surety is unappealing, especially if we are replacing it with things that are unseen, not evident, and not immediate. Such an act takes a special kind of confidence.
Eyes on the Tithes
This is how I learned to view tithing, how my experience has been. After working for less than enough, I am asked by the person giving the appeal on Sabbath morning, the pastor, the church, to take …