Part 71 in the series "Parables & Miracles" given by Dr. David O. Dykes, Green Acres Baptist Church in Tyler, Texas
David Dykes05/08/2011 58:50
ACTIONS, NOT WORDS What's the difference between tithing and justice, mercy, and faithfulness? Tithing is a personal matter between you and God. Justice, mercy, and faithfulness demand that we deal with people--and mainly needy people. It's easy to slip into the lie that the Christian life is only about "me and God." Yes, God wants to have a personal relationship with you, but it's because He wants you to be His hands and feet in this hurting world. God isn't just interested in saving you to take you to heaven. God wants to use you to DO SOMETHING to make a difference in the lives of those who are suffering in this world. Grace is not just a gift you put in your pocket and save it until the day you die so you can bring it out and say, "Okay, let me into heaven." God has showered His grace on you so you can give it away to others.