When we give our tithes and offerings, we are not purchasing favor. We are not trading cash for blessings as some spiritual quid-pro-quo arrangement. No, God doesn’t need our money at all. But He does desire our trust. And when we give, trusting in Him to meet our needs, He faithfully sustains us to the glory of His name.
And we pray:
Lord, I confess that I have at times held back my giving. I have trusted more in my own work and planning than in Your provision. Father, I acknowledge that all I have is Yours, and I return to You freely out of what You have so freely given me. Please accept my offering for Your kingdom’s sake, and sustain me according to Your faithfulness. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.