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Why We Give

by Inspiration Ministries
"Each one must do just as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver." – 2 Corinthians 9:7 NASB

Today has been designated as Giving Tuesday. It was created in response to the popularity of such commercial days such as Black Friday and Cyber Monday. This is a day designed to encourage people and businesses to celebrate generosity and give.

As this special campaign suggests, some people are motivated to give by promotions and incentives. But the Bible suggests a more important motive. Giving should be central to our worship, a fundamental part of our Christian lives. We are to be giving people, always generous, always ready to invest what we’ve been given in the lives of others.

It should be a joy to give, a responsibility, and a great opportunity. Giving to God is a recognition that He has blessed us and allows us to invest His blessings in the lives of others. We have been blessed that we might be a blessing (Genesis 12:2).

As we give, we help support God’s work. But we also unleash Biblical principles. Jesus taught this principle when He said, “Give, and it will be given to you.” As we give to God’s Kingdom, we will receive an abundant return that is “running over” (Luke 6:38).

Today, ask God to help you evaluate your motives and priorities. What are you doing with your resources? Make sure you seek first His kingdom (Matthew 6:33). As you give to God, trust Him to bless you abundantly.

Prayer

Father, I commit my time, talents, and treasures to You. Thank You for blessing me. Use me to bless others. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Extended Reading

2 Corinthians 9
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