How You Can Experience the Adventure of Giving
Everything that we have in this world belongs to God. “The earth is the LORD’s and all its fullness, the world and those who dwell therein” (Psalm 24:1). In the same way an owner entrusts his property to his workers to take care of it, God has entrusted us with that which He has given to us: our health, money, time, and ability. The Bible tells us that God gives unto us so that we can give unto others: “I will bless you…and you shall be a blessing” (Genesis 12:2).
We are to love others with these entrusted gifts out of our love and thankfulness to God.
The Bible describes what we have been given as seed and tells us that it is God “who supplies seed to the sower” (2 Corinthians 9:10). When you plant a seed, you temporarily lose that seed in the ground, but wonderful fruit comes up in its place. It is the same when you give to God of your time, money, or possessions with a happy attitude—He blesses what you give to become good fruit. You can give to your local church, to Christians who are working to preach the gospel, and to those who are in need. As you give of what you have to God, you are making an investment that is eternal, for His kingdom has no end!
“And remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.'”
“The King will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for Me.'”
“Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”
2 Corinthians 9:7