Why Give?

Stewardship

God has given us everything we possibly need through His only Son so that we may have a personal relationship with Him. It is fitting for us to recognize that God owns everything and everything we have belongs to God. We are not owners of our own possessions but rather managers of God’s provisions.

1 Corinthians 16:2: “On the first day of every week, each one of you should set aside a sum of money in keeping with his income.”

The issue of your giving is between you and God, and He always considers our circumstances. He knows when they are beyond our power to direct and control. It is vital for us to see giving as a privilege and not a burden. It should not be duty-driven, but rather done out of love for the Lord and a desire to see His kingdom advanced.

2 Corinthians 9:6-7: “Remember this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each man should give what he has decided in his hear to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”

God blesses a generous and cheerful giver. God isn’t interested in how much we give but rather in our spiritual life and attitude. We must consider the deeper questions here: What has priority in our lives? Is Christ really first – or do we put ourselves and our own desires first? Make sure Christ is first in your life, and then ask Him to guide you in how much you should give.