Tuesday, September 2, 2014


God wants us to give to help His people for the glory of God. Our giving is to God and He rewards us. We give to the Lord to honor Him in gratitude. We rejoice in His approval of our giving. Christian giving is an act of worship. When we give to God, we worship Him in His Word. Christ’s sacrifice is our standard to give. He gave His all for us. The least we can do for Him is to help others. Give to others in the light of the Lord’s sacrifice. Do whatever you can, be it little or much. Give to others as God gives to you.

"Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it" - (Malachi 3:10). 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. Are you happier to give than to get? Does giving give you happiness? You will take nothing out of it when you die. Where your treasure is, there your heart is also. Does your heart belong to a world that is doomed? If you love money, can you love God? You cannot serve God and money. Either one or the other. Definitely not both.

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

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