True stewardship is hard to find today. We are bombarded by abuses on all sides. People give according to law—the church’s, the leaders’, their own, the church budget—and the Church seems to financially be drained. This leads to long-term problems for the Lord’s work. BUT Christian giving is be based on the Gospel—what Jesus has done for us. Therefore, giving results from our relationship with God. The Christian recognizes that everything is the Lord’s, giving is first fruits, giving is done regularly, and giving is according to God’s riches and His blessings.
Matthew 6:24 “No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.”
1 Corinthians 16:2 On the first day of the week let each one of you lay something aside, storing up as he may prosper, that there be no collections when I come.
2 Corinthians 8:9 For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich.