“Therefore if you bring your gift to the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar, and go your way. First be reconciled to your brother and then come and offer your gift.” - Matthew 5:23-24
Do you know of anyone who has something against you? They have distanced themselves from you and you do not know why. Let us obey Jesus before we bring a gift, or send one, for the work of God, which is good and right, and be reconciled with that person.
Then when we give our gift, it becomes more acceptable in the sight of God and we can fully expect the blessing of God upon our giving and He will give to us in turn as He has promised to do.
The Bible says that the truth will set us free. Sometimes we try to avoid the truth about ourselves and avoid dealing with issues pertaining to our relationship with others. Sometimes we need to quietly examine our hearts and then determine to make things right.
It is always important to put first things first in our lives.
Dear Lord thank You for the wonderful privilege I have of giving not only myself but also my finances to You for the extension of Your kingdom. I am determined to put first things first and by Your help will be reconciled to those who have anything against me.