Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Wednesday 6 July 2011

Giving
Ecclesiastes 12:13
Fear God and obey his commands, for this is everyone's duty.14 God will judge us for everything we do, including every secret thing, whether good or bad.
Deuteronomy 16:17
All must give as they are able, according to the blessings given to them by the LORD your God.
Malachi 3:10
Bring all the tithes into the storehouse so there will be enough food in my Temple. If you do," says the LORD of Heaven's Armies, "I will open the windows of heaven for you. I will pour out a blessing so great you won't have enough room to take it in! Try it! Put me to the test!
2 Corinthians 9:7-15
7 You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don't give reluctantly or in response to pressure. "For God loves a person who gives cheerfully."8 And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others.9 As the Scriptures say,

"They share freely and give generously to the poor.
  Their good deeds will be remembered forever."

10 For God is the one who provides seed for the farmer and then bread to eat. In the same way, he will provide and increase your resources and then produce a great harvest of generosity in you.
  11 Yes, you will be enriched in every way so that you can always be generous. And when we take your gifts to those who need them, they will thank God.12 So two good things will result from this ministry of giving—the needs of the believers in Jerusalem will be met, and they will joyfully express their thanks to God.
  13 As a result of your ministry, they will give glory to God. For your generosity to them and to all believers will prove that you are obedient to the Good News of Christ.14 And they will pray for you with deep affection because of the overflowing grace God has given to you.15 Thank God for this gift too wonderful for words!


When we give, we glorify God. God calls us to give to those in need.
Let the Holy Spirit guide you in giving to others and in that giving God's blessing through so that every knee shall bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus is the Lord.


To God be all the glory forever and ever.