How shall I make a return to the Lord for all the good God has done for me?Psalm 16:12
Stewardship of treasure begins not because God has need of our gifts but because each one of us has a need to return to God a truly grateful portion of our time, our talent and our treasure in thanksgiving for all the blessings that God has given us. The highest motive for giving is our gratitude for God’s many blessings to us.
How can I be a good steward of my treasure?
Acknowledge that all of my material possessions are gifts from God.
Understand that my offering is my “thank you” to such a generous God.
Give in proportion to the gifts I have received.
Strive to proportionally build toward the Scriptural tithe of 10 percent:
-5% to the weekly Sunday parish offertory, and -5% percent to other charities of my choice.