2 Corinthians 9:8
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.
Grace is the most important concept taught in the Bible. Scripture is filled with verses about God’s grace, and even though it is not something we deserve, God is kind to us and wants the best for our lives. Simply put – grace is the unmerited, unearned love and favor of God.
Christians become an act of faith, trusting God to meet our needs. He has already proven Himself faithful by giving us His grace through our faith in Jesus. He has given us all things forever in Christ.
Christians who give generously are convinced that the source of their provision will not run out—because that source is God Himself!
God does not intend giving to be done as an obligation, or under a cloud of legalism. Rather, it should be inspired and driven by a willing and cheerful heart. Giving is an opportunity for believers to participate with God in meeting the needs of the poor. God increases the ability of believers who give generously to give even more. This results in increasing His righteousness on earth, as well as in causing thankfulness to Him to overflow. He will be glorified by those who receive the gift and pray for those who give.
Materially, we can trust that God will provide for the giving heart. The promise of Philippians 4:19 -my God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus is made in the context of the generous hearts of the Philippians 4:15-18. If we give to God, He will give to us materially.
Therefore, Spiritually, we can trust that God will reward the giving heart both now and in eternity. Jesus spoke to this in Matthew 19:29: And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or lands, for My name’s sake, shall receive a hundredfold, and inherit eternal life. Jesus obviously did not mean that we would receive a hundred houses if we gave up our house for Him any more than He meant we would receive a hundred wives if we gave one up for Him! But He did mean that we are never the losers when we give to God. The Lord can never be in debt to any man, and we should never be afraid of giving God “too much.” Spiritually or materially,
Henceforth you can’t out-give God.
Every Christian should be a giver. Because of small resources some cannot give much but it is still important that they give, and that they give with the right kind of heart. God does not want our giving to be grudging -reluctantly, regretfully given with plenty of complaining or of necessity because someone has manipulated us into giving.
Instead of giving in a grudging way or out of necessity, God wants us to give cheerfully.
Jesus taught that even the smallest gift, if given with the right heart, would not go without a reward: And whoever gives one of these little ones only a cup of cold water in the name of a disciple, assuredly, I say to you, he shall by no means lose his reward.
Proper directions to be observed about the right and acceptable manner of bestowing charity; and it is of great concernment that we not only do what is required, but do it as is commanded.
In rewarding our giving, God does it with all grace.
Our giving is rewarded in many different ways, materially and spiritually. Materially, God may bless our giving by promotions with better pay, unexpected gifts of money, or by making things last so we don’t suffer the cost of replacing them. Spiritually, God may bless our giving by freeing our hearts from the tyranny of greed and materialism, by giving us a sense of blessing and happiness, or by storing up rich reward in heaven. There is no end to the ways we can be blessed when God is able to make all grace abound toward us.
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Expand your faith and put God to the test than see if he doesn’t throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it.
Let Us Pray
We need to know that what we have received comes from you – Father. We thank you that when we give, you are able to meet our needs, meet more than our needs. You are able to meet the needs of others and bring glory to your name, so we surrender all and give it to you.
Thanks be to God for his unspeakable gift…… in Jesus’ name, Amen!
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