Kyle wrote:
[By my way of thinking, I am convinced that failing to give away more than HALF of my salary is a "sin," but I stumble over the term "binding."]

Why are you so convinced? We are not called to be ascetics, after all. We may rightfully enjoy certain pleasures afforded in this life, with thanksgiving to God for them. Unless you are spending frivolously and your heart is in your possessions and purchases, what is the matter? It isn't the quantity with which God is concerned, but rather the quality of the giving heart.

I guess I am convicted by what Alcorn and, more so, Piper have written and preached regarding God's promises -- that my satisfaction and joy would be and are greater in God than in the "things" of this earth (which I've been spending my money on!). Does that make sense?

Yours in Christ,