(Matthew 6:24 NIV) "No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money."
(Matthew 19:21 NIV) "Jesus answered, "If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.""
(Ecclesiastes 5:10 NIV) "Whoever loves money never has money enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with his income. This too is meaningless."
Giving to God is a matter of Lordship. Our Lord said that it is impossible to “serve both God and Money.” Many people think He was speaking only to wealthy people with these words, but that is not the case. The amount of money that we possess is irrelevant to whether or not we love it more than God. Some who are poor have stingy and greedy hearts that dishonor God. Giving is a matter of attitude. God loves the one who gives with a cheerful heart. With Jesus, attitude is more important than amount. Godly giving is a matter of priorities. It's amazing what ends up on our “necessary” list. If we believe all of our spending goes toward necessities, we are delusional. Sacrificial giving is really a matter of faith. It always boils down to trusting God. It’s easy to say that we have faith. It’s harder to live out that faith in the way we give… harder, but not impossible. Become a generous giver. -- Friar Tuck’s Word of the Day