Why is Giving a crucial part of living a life of obedience to God?
Giving is a demonstration of our faith. Through our giving, we show God that we trust in Him to provide all our needs no matter what our circumstances are.
Malachi 3:10: “Bring the full tenth into the storehouse so that there may be food in my house. Test me in this way,” says the Lord of Armies. “See if I will not open the floodgates of heaven and pour out a blessing for you without measure.”
When we give consistently, we are displaying our faithfulness and integrity to our Lord. Through our tithes and offerings, we prove to be faithful stewards of all God has entrusted us with.
Acts 2:45: “They sold their possessions and property and distributed the proceeds to all, as any had need. ”
When we give, we express our thanksgiving to God for all He has given us. This is our statement of faith to our Lord for His abundant goodness in our lives.
2 Corinthians 9:6-7: “ The point is this: The person who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and the person who sows generously will also reap generously. Each person should do as he has decided in his heart—not reluctantly or out of compulsion, since God loves a cheerful giver.”