Friday, September 30, 2011
Eric and The Tithe
I stopped tithing in May. Not out of greed so much as just wanting to not have my car repossessed. I guess that’s a little greedy. I’m not innocent in all of this I could be a lot more fiscally responsible. Now that my wife has quit her job to raise the newest child we are even more broke than I thought we were 4 months ago. I know that I should be tithing, but we’ve kind of dug ourselves into a deep deep hole of contracts and obligations and then there’s the private school. Shouldn’t that count as tithing? I mean, the church owns the school. So I should get some points for that. No? I didn’t really think so, but I thought I would try anyway.
I’ve heard a lot of people say that tithing is more important than eating (okay, not a lot of people, but my mother says that…a lot). I want to tithe, I feel guilty for going to church and not tithing. I feel like I just decided to ignore that part of the bible because it’s really inconvenient. I don’t want to ignore it. The pastor always says that we need to prove that we are able to handle a small amount before we can be trusted with a larger amount. If we had a larger amount we could pay all of our bills and tithing would be easy. I don’t know, I guess it’s about faith and trusting in God and all of that stuff.
I am going to tithe on Sunday and if they try to take my car I’m sure my parents will help me out. I guess it’s easier to have faith with a safety net.
P.S. My wife is an awesome lawn mower person. I love you Charlotte