Why Should I Give?
“Each one must do just as he has purposed in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”
– 1 Corinthians 9:7 (NASB)
It Proves Your Faith
“…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 (NIV)
It Grows Your Faith
“Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share.”
1 timothy 6:17-18 (NIV)
It Makes You More Like Jesus
We’re never be more like God than when we give.
“…that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich.”
– 2 Corinthians 8:9 (NIV)
It Keeps Your Life Focused On God
Past | You give because you’re grateful for all he has done in your life.
Present | You give to keep your priorities in place. He is first in your life!
Future | You give as an act of faith. He will always take care of you.
It Ensures A Legacy
“In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life.”
– 1 Timothy 6:19 (NIV)
It Leads To Joy
“You should remember the words of the Lord Jesus: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”
– Acts 20:35 (NLT)
It Gets God’s Blessing
“Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously… And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.”
– 2 Corinthians 9:6-8 (NIV)