Why should you give?
Christians have a spiritual need to give, to share their resources and blessings with others. We have a duty to support the preaching of the gospel and give financial support to those who labor in Word and doctrine. (I Tim. 5:17)
Jesus commanded, that “Those who preach the gospel should receive their living from the gospel” (1 Cor. 9:14). “The worker deserves his wages” (Luke 10:7). This directs those who receive the gospel message and believe to contribute toward the living expenses of those who preach/teach God’s Word. And although it is an uncomfortable task for me personally, I am compelled by the Word of God to teach all of God’s commandments and that includes His commandment to give.
Apostle Paul taught in The New Testament that the Spirit of God was one of giving and those who boast of the Spirit of Christ are willing and cheerful givers.
The Scripture teach us that God is the supreme giver...
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:15-17)
He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? (Romans 8:31-33)
The Scripture teach us that Born Again Children of God are loving and eager givers…
And here is my judgment about what is best for you in this matter. Last year you were the first not only to give but also to have the desire to do so. (2 Corinthians 8:9-11)
For I know your eagerness to help, and I have been boasting about it to theMacedonians, telling them that since last year you in Achaia were ready to give; and your enthusiasm has stirred most of them to action.(2 Corinthians 9:1-3)
The Scripture teach us that divine giving is evidence of divine love and not a legal obligation.
Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. (2 Corinthians 9:6-8)
If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing. (1 Corinthians 13:2-4)
Our attitude in giving as well as our giving reflects who or what we love as well our priorities.
I find it interesting that many will trust God with their salvation but not with their money. They are apprehensive about giving their money but not so much about the condition of their souls. However, if they really love God, their giving will reflect that. If they truly love the work of the Kingdom of God and His kingdom Ministry, their giving will reflect that love. If they are totally committed to Christ, their giving will bear witness to their commitment.
*If indeed we are the children of God, the attitude we have when we give would reflect the Love of Christ that was deposited in our hearts when we were saved. (John 13:34-35, 1 John 4:20, 1 John 3:10)
By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another. (John 13:35)
Remember that God so loved that He Gave.
This ministry needs your help. Will you please seek the Lord about supporting this Kingdom Work?
Please download and complete the form below and return it along with your gift to:
O.W. Prince Ministries, P.O. Box 3253, Sumter, SC 29151
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As you give, remember this…
“…whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ.” ~ (Colossians 3:23-24)
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