Don't Give God Your Leftovers

Don't Give God Your Leftovers
Thanksgiving is one time we enjoy leftovers. 

My husband anticipates after-Thanksgiving cold turkey dipped in mayonnaise, and I look forward to repeated servings of cornbread stuffing.

Normally, however, leftovers aren’t a great thing. They’re the food that sits in the frig until it loses flavor or grows moldy…the used clothes the older sister passes down to the younger sister…the unwanted items on the sale rack.

But the worst leftovers are those we give God. Leftover time and money…half-hearted praise…weak commitment…last minute effort.

I give God leftovers sometimes even though I know Scripture says:

"Honor the LORD with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops...But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well." Proverbs 3:9; Matthew 6:33

Today as we eat leftovers, let’s make a commitment not to give any to God!
copyright Gail Burton Purath, 2011
Don't Give God Your Leftovers
 

3 comments:

  1. My day runs so much more smoother when I give Him the first and better part. I am guilty of giving God my leftovers as well. Thank you for this reminder!

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  2. Good allegory and a needed reminder for me not to give God my left-overs!

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  3. Awesome reminder!!! Stopping by from WLW!

    ~Bekah @PrincessPartyGirl.blogspot.com

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