The Grace Of Giving
Why Should I Give?
Giving expresses your gratitude to God and joins you to what He is doing. God is a lavish giver. The only reasonable response to such generosity is to share with others what God has so freely given us, joining with Him in reaching people and building lives for eternal impact. The Bible does not say God owns 10% and the rest is ours; God owns everything and we are but stewards. The most important question you can ask yourself is, “Am I becoming more generous with my time, talents, and treasure, or more selfish?”
What Is A Tithe?
A tithe is 10%. In the Bible, the giving of a tithe represents a gift of 10% of the first fruits of one’s increase. The tithe is commanded by God for believers to support the work of the ministry. Just as 2 Corinthians 9:7-8 addresses the heart and intention of those who give, Malachi 3:8-12 also illustrates the blessings available to those who are obedient with the tithe. We are encouraged also to give above the tithe in cheerfulness from the remaining income we are to steward.
YOU can’t take it with you, but you can send it on ahead.
GOD owns everything. I’m His money manager.
MY HEART always goes where I put God’s money.
HEAVEN, not earth, is my home.
GIVING is the only antidote to materialism.
GOD prospers me not to raise my standard of living, but to raise my standard of giving.
GOD will get it to me, to get it through me.