Why should I give? - Giving - TouchPoints

Why should I give?

Malachi 3:10“Bring all the tithes into the storehouse so there will be enough food in my Temple. If you do . . . I will open the windows of heaven for you. I will pour out a blessing so great you won’t have enough room to take it in! Try it! Put me to the test!”

We should give because God commands it. While we should never give just to get something in return (for that violates giving as an act of love), God does promise bountiful blessings for those who obey this command.

John 3:16“For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son.”

Luke 21:3“I tell you the truth,” Jesus said, “this poor widow has given more than all the rest of them.”

The model for all giving is the heart of God. He loved so much that he gave, not merely possessions or money, but his only Son to redeem a lost world.

Exodus 23:19“As you harvest your crops, bring the very best of the first harvest to the house of the Lord your God.”

We should give a tithe because it demonstrates that God is first in our lives.

1 Chronicles 29:14“Everything we have has come from you, and we give you only what you first gave us!”

We should give because it reminds us that the things we have are not what is most important.

Psalm 54:6I will sacrifice a voluntary offering to you.

We should give out of a grateful heart.

2 Corinthians 9:11And when we take your gifts to those who need them, they will thank God.

We should give to others so that God will be glorified.

1 Peter 4:10God has given each of you a gift. . . . Use them well to serve one another.

The more we give of ourselves, the more God’s generosity flows through us.