That God loves his people as much as, rather, even more than a mother loves her child is the message that comes from the prophet Isaiah. Jesus assures us that God will provide what we need, because he cares for us. But we have to decide whether we trust God. We cannot serve both God and money. If we do worry about where we will get our food and drink and clothing tomorrow, we have a lack of faith in God. And, St. Paul writes in 1 Corinthians, stewards are required to be trustworthy. God has entrusted us with time, talent, and treasure. We are called to use them responsibly, aware that he will judge us on what use we have made of them. Tithing, giving a tenth of what we receive for God’s service, is a practice that comes from trusting God to provide, and results in a growing awareness of his care for us.
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