Numbers 18:29 – You must present as the Lord’s portion the best and holiest of everything given to you. (NIV 1978)
My Musing – We tend to give God the leftovers and the hand-me-downs. We give to God after we’ve provided for ourselves, rather than giving to Him first. We do not give Him our best. We keep that for ourselves. God deserves better because He has given us everything that we have.
My Advice – God has blessed you with talent, intelligence and success. These will most likely result in material blessings as well. Never ever forget how these things came to be. Give to God from your first and best (talents and treasures). You will never be sorry and as strange as it may sound, you will never find that you gave away something you needed. God will continue to provide.