God gives to us and we give to the Lord. “He who sows sparingly reaps sparingly, and he who sows bountifully reaps bountifully” - (2 Corinthians 9:6). When you help others, God will help you. Give, and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full - pressed down, shaken together, to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap. The amount you give is the amount you get back" - (Luke 6:38).
God requires us to give to others with a grateful heart, mindful of what God does for us. Wealth is a good thing only if it is freely shared. Sacrificial giving is an integral part of Christian stewardship. The law of Christian giving states that it is more blessed to give than to receive. If you love money, can you love God? You cannot serve God and money. Either one or the other.
We are to store up treasures in heaven, where it will not be lost. Heaven is our only trusted bank and God is our honest banker. Our hearts belong to heaven where Christ is and where our true home is. Our money belongs to God and He can take it away at any time. When we give, we acknowledge His rightful claim as Ruler and Owner of all we have. To not give is to reject His divine Authority, Lordship and Kingship in our lives.
© Miriam Jacob