Quotable Friday: Kapic on tithing

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“Jesus’ example of living and giving fully expresses the heart and identity of God. Jesus reveals what God is like and what we are to be like. His call is not for 10 percent but for us to take up our cross and follow him. When we look to this person and not just a percentage, we are reminded of the fundamental character of Christian discipleship: all things hold together in Christ. We do not partition stewardship and generosity off from our discipleship as a whole, dividing our disobedience into ‘a variety of segments, each with it’s own norms and modes and behavior.’ we fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfected of the faith (Heb 12:1-2), and looking to him our live are reshaped.”

~ Kelly Kapic, “God So Loved, He Gave”, 153-154

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