“Sacrilege is defined as taking something that belongs to God and using it profanely. But the worst kind of sacrilege is taking something and giving it to God when it means absolutely nothing to you.” G. Campbell Morgan
“A son honors his father, and a slave his master. If I am a father, where is the honor due me? If I am a master, where is the respect due me?” says the LORD Almighty”. – Malachi 1:6
This principal really has nothing to do with the position of the thing that is given. It has to do with where God is positioned to the individual. The things you give to God are not a reflection of how important they are to you; they are a reflection of how important God is to you. We say “God is our Heavenly Father” we say “Jesus is our Savior” but if our outward fruit does not match our inward views then one of the two are spoiled. This doesn’t mean we are perfect. It means we have such a reverence for the Lord that we are willing to let him invade the deepest parts of our hearts. We give not just out of obligation (which is not always bad) but out of respect for God’s reign over our hearts. We don’t have time as a church to light useless fires upon His altar.