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?

It makes sense, I'm just concerned that your thoughts are more on the quantity of what you give than on the quality. I rather doubt it is particularly feasible for you to give more than half of your income to the church, unless you are quite wealthy. So why do you think in such a manner? Do you spend a lot of money on frivolous things which are neither rightfully enjoyable nor useful and do not honor God?


I tell you, this man went down to his house justified.