—Ecclesiastes 11:2-3 (NASB)
It’s not unusual for someone to engage in extensive financial planning in order to ensure not only that their family’s present needs are taken care of, but that specific future goals are met. It’s not only the prudent application of meeting all current obligations according to whatever budget is available, but properly planning future vacations, anticipated expansions or changes to homes, children’s education, retirement, etc. It’s rare that we take the same approach for the family of God into which we’ve been born. Financial planning for spiritual matters is often limited to what is perceived as a tithing obligation.