For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you by his poverty might become rich.

2 Corinthians 8:9

As promised in Sunday’s sermon, here is a list of resources designed to help us understand what it means to be God’s stewards, or managers, and how to grow in the grace of giving.

I’ll start with a favorite quote from C. S. Lewis,

“I do not believe one can settle on how much we ought to give. I am afraid the only safe rule is to give more than we can spare. In other words, if our expenditure on comforts, luxuries, amusements, etc., is up to the standard common among those with the same income as our own, we are probably giving too little. If our charities do not pinch or hamper us, I should say they are too small. There ought to be things we should like to do and cannot because our charitable expenditure excludes them.”[1]

May these resources help each one of us live in such a way that we feel the pinch of generosity as we seek to live lives that more fully show our faith in and dependence on Christ.

Resources on stewardship and generosity

Resources on tithing

Resources on giving to your church

Midweek Musings on Living Generously

Happy Thanksgiving!

Mark Mullery

P.S. Got comments or questions about this post, or ideas for another one? Email me at midweekmusings@rgcfairfax.org.

[1] C. S. Lewis, Mere Christianity, p. 86.