Why Should I Give
- God’s Generosity God has given us His undeserved generosity – as His children this should motivate us to be generous givers too.
- God Owns Everything Giving is an appropriate acknowledgement that our wealth and possessions belong to God and have been given to us as a gift. Since what we have comes from Him it follows that we are responsible to support His work with His money. King David reflects this thinking as he prays to thank the Lord for the support provided toward the building of the temple. 14 “But who am I, and what is my people, that we should be able thus to offer willingly? For all things come from you and of your own have we given you … 16 O LORD our God, all this abundance that we have provided for building you a house for your holy name comes from your hand and is all your own. 1 Chronicles 29:14-16 (ESV)
- God’s Command – We are to provide for the poor in our Christian communities. Romans 15:25-27 – We are to support those whose work it is to preach and teach. This would include the infrastructure around our pastors such as building and administration costs (1 Corinthians 9:3-14).