It cannot be disputed that most of us have to restrict life carefully when we begin to tithe our income and time and proceed in the venture of Christian stewardship. No one can use ten percent of his time or of his possessions and at the same time live as though he had given nothing. When we give six hours or more a week to serve our Lord, we will have to give up something. This means making choices and learning how to discipline life. If we earn one hundred dollars a week and give fifteen to witness for Christ at home and in the world, we cannot buy as many things for ourselves as we may desire. However, while we limit ourselves in one area we are “laying up treasures” in another area. In a deeper sense, we enter new customs of conduct dictated by the conscience to be free of rigid habits. This new freedom develops a growing awareness that…
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