Matthew 26: 7 – 9 – ‘…a woman came to him with an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume, which she poured on his head as he was reclining at the table. When the disciples saw this, they were indignant. “Why this waste?” they asked. “This perfume could have been sold at a high price and the money given to the poor.”’
Do people question where you invest your finances? Are you accused of giving more to your local church than a ‘more worthy’ charity? Giving should be God-led.
Don’t let local or even majority opinion influence where you give of your finances. God has blessed you with the finances, expecting that you will be a good steward of them. At times He may ask you to give abundantly beyond what you feel comfortable doing – be obedient!
Whether it’s a particular amount or a particular cause, pray that God will guide you on where He would have you give and be obedient in doing this. The only One you have to impress with your giving is God.
Wealth tip – budget your money and follow this budget.