“I have no need of a bull from your stall or of goats from your pens, for every animal of the forest is mine, and the cattle on a thousand hills” (Psalm 50:9-10).
I wonder if God knew that when he had David pen these words thousands of years ago how amazingly apt this would be in the English.
I bet God knew. I mean, he is God.
When it comes to generosity and giving, God says, “Don’t give me your bull!”
There is nothing in the created world that we can give to God because God already owns everything. Everything is already his, and all we have comes from him.
Giving, generosity, stewardship is not about how much we have or don’t have. It has everything to do with trusting God that God has given to us everything we have. When we start there, generosity and using God’s resources God’s way is a no brainer. Of course we honor God by using God’s resources God’s way. It’s God’s stuff anyway. We are merely caretakers of God’s resources.
I said that there is nothing in the created universe that we can give to God because God already owns everything. But there is something he doesn’t have.
The only thing that God doesn’t already possess is our hearts. The only thing we can give God is our praise, thanks, and honor.
This is what God desires the most.
Don’t give God your bull! Give God your heart!