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Giving

by | Dec 4, 2023 | Giving, Mercy

Ever heard the term, “You reap what you sow”? Many of us are not aware that this proverb is from a biblical standpoint from the book of Galatians 6:7. Here we are informed that whatsoever we give that we shall reap in return. This subject of giving cannot be emphasized enough. Giving is what God does. It’s His nature, and as children of the Most High, we must do likewise.

Giving is as ancient as Genesis 4:3, where the two Adam family brothers brought offerings to the lord their God. The Word of God encourages us to give, but with a different heart. It’s your heart attitude attached to your giving that matters before God, and so you can handsomely receive your reward.

Hosea 10:12 gives a direct key on how God expects us to give. He states, “Sow for yourselves righteousness; Reap in mercy; Break up your fallow ground, For it is time to seek the Lord, Till He comes and rains righteousness on you.” (NKJV).

Did you see the pattern?

God, by His grace, told us to give in uprightness and not with a heavy sore heart and strife. That is not the way He expects us to operate. Remember David himself went about seeking how to give a blessing unto the house of his own enemy Saul: “Now David said, Is there still anyone who is left of the house of Saul, that I may show him kindness for Jonathans sake?” (2 Samuel 9:1 NKJV). Beloved of the Lord, observe here that David gave with a purpose and a reason. He said, “for Jonathan’s sake.” Ask yourself, why are you giving? Is your giving for the advancement of the gospel? Or for the work of the ministry? Is it to help yourself and prop yourself up? The purpose of your giving must be Christ centered, and in your giving you will experience mercy and goodness.

Your non-giving is just you wasting time and depriving yourself of the goodness of God, as we are told in Ecclesiastes 11:4. It is true that God will bless you, but many of us put our focus on the blessing and not on the God of the blessing. God does His part of the deal: “That our sons may be as plants grown up in their youth; That our daughters may be as pillars, Sculptured in palace style; That our barns may be full, Supplying all kinds of produce; That our sheep may bring forth thousands And ten thousands in our fields; That our oxen may be well laden; That there be no breaking in or going out; That there be no outcry in our streets. Happy are the people who are in such a state; Happy are the people whose God is the Lord!” (Psalm 144:12-15 NKJV). Do you notice how wonderful are the promises God has bestowed on us when we give?

Now what is our part?

“And now, carefully consider from this day forward: from before stone was laid upon stone in the temple of the Lord— since those days, when one came to a heap of twenty ephahs, there were but ten; when one came to the wine vat to draw out fifty baths from the press, there were but twenty. I struck you with blight and mildew and hail in all the labors of your hands; yet you did not turn to Me, says the Lord. Consider now from this day forward, from the twenty-fourth day of the ninth month, from the day that the foundation of the Lords temple was laid—consider it: 19 Is the seed still in the barn? As yet the vine, the fig tree, the pomegranate, and the olive tree have not yielded fruit. But from this day I will bless you.” (Haggai 2:15-19 NKJV). In these verses, God tells us to Consider Him and turn back to Him, and He will surely rescue us and bless you.

Re-align your giving life to Christ!

Shalom,

Moosa Tonny Dhlamini
Prayers2Answers Prayer Warrior

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