TODAY’S MEDITATION – The Lord wants His children to become generous givers (2 Corinthians 9:7)

The idea of giving is very prominent in the Scriptures. Giving is at the very heart of the Gospel and the character of God — “For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son.” Generous giving is a God-like quality which God wants to develop in His children. Yet, many are reluctant to give to the church today, and we all know why: too much exaggeration, abuses, and misleading activities within the Body of Christ. Yet, my brother, my sister, giving is a valid part of God’s training program for mankind. God’s plan is not going to fail if you don’t give Him your money, your time or whatever you can give Him. It is ridiculous to think of God being in need, when He can speak and create planets. Just by speaking words, God could create anything He needed or wanted. Despite that, we should believe in giving to God and practice it. Why? Because we need God’s help and blessing. God does not need what we have to offer Him, but we certainly need what He has to offer us. So we give to God as an expression of worship and gratitude. And the Bible even says that “Whoever has will be given more, and they will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them” (Matthew 13:12). You see, God does not want us to be robot-givers, but He is telling us how He also wants us to give: “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 9:7) as He, in the end, is the one who supplies all our needs according to His riches (Philippians 4:19) and it will be given to you according to what you give (Luke 6:38). Stay blessed in Jesus’ name. [facebook] [retweet]