Today’s Reading – Luke 14-15
“Or what woman, if she owns ten silver coins and loses one of them, won’t light a lamp and sweep the house, searching her home carefully until she finds it? When she finds it, she calls together her friends and neighbors, saying, ‘Celebrate with me because I’ve found my lost coin.’
Luke 15:8-9 CEB
Our church is wrapping up a series on stewardship and tithing and couldn’t help but ‘see’ a unique picture of tithing in this parable about the Kingdom of God.
When it is missing there is alarm! This missing coin is of value.
When it is found there is a celebration. The found coin is worth celebrating.
Jesus didn’t teach we should tithe – that might be a shock to some!
Jesus taught that are giving should be cheerful, generous, and sacrificial.
Our giving should be noticed by us as if something was missing!
Our giving should be worth celebrating!
If others learned of your giving, would there be cause to celebrate?