This verse was part of my devotions this morning:
“Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You give a tenth of your spices—mint, dill and cummin. But you have neglected the more important matters of the law—justice, mercy and faithfulness. You should have practiced the latter, without neglecting the former” (Matthew 23:23).
I had never noticed before that God calls “justice, mercy and faithfulness” to be “more important matters” than tithing.
We’re going to have to find a new church once we move to Idaho. I’d really like to be part of a church that was a “sending” church for us; that is a church that provides in the neighborhood of 20% of our support. But now I’m going to be looking for a church that emphases the “more important matters”.