“Then the people rejoiced because they made their offering to the Lord with a whole heart, and King David also rejoiced greatly” (1 Chronicles 29:9).

Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and now, Giving Tuesday. Just as I would offer a warning against the appeals of consumer spending, my counsel is no less cautionary when it comes to philanthropic pursuits. As the body of Christ, we are called to be intentional in the total stewardship of our lives; our contributions not withstanding. Thus, while many good causes abound, we recognize that the work of greatest benefit to this world is being accomplished by Christ and his church. Unlike secular charities, the church does not have multiple revenue streams to whom she can appeal for program support; she has only the people of God…you, and me. Our giving isn’t a “Tuesday thing”. It’s an everyday thing. It’s the life we live, and the life we give, resulting from a transformed heart.

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