“Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor.” (v 8)
Jesus owns the stuff you consider “yours.” If you think of giving to the ministry of the church or to those in need as giving away “your” stuff, then you do not understand this simple reality. God gives you your stuff to be a blessing to others.
If you are a parent, Jesus gives you stuff to care for and rear your children. Invest Jesus’ stuff like Zacchaeus did. Meet needs and open your home to Jesus’ people – even if they’re not necessarily “your” people – because they are His.
Jesus, thank you for the privilege of caring for your stuff. Thank you for the relationships you have given me. Help me to strengthen and reinforce them with Your Word and Your Spirit.