Today I am not posing a conundrum. What comes first? The chicken or the egg? Nothing quite as deep as that. But I am simply posing the question is it important what we do in what order?
Well the answer is absolutely, yes. What you do first determines what time there is left to do other things. Therefore, if we want to ensure the most significant things get done, they must be done first.
The same is true of our giving. If we give with whats leftover, very often we won't be giving at all or will at least not be able to freely determine how much we give. Lets take a look at a moment in Abraham's giving:
The lord told him, “Bring me a three-year-old heifer, a three-year-old female goat, a three-year-old ram, a turtledove, and a young pigeon.” 10 So Abram presented all these to