Did You Know There Are Few Happy Givers in Our Society?
Will the little things we do truly matter? When we consider the huge sums of money provided by sizable charities and businesses. Do our contributions actually help?
When people have much, they can donate with ease, but it takes selflessness to donate to a good cause. Giving is when people who have plenty genuinely assist the underprivileged. nothing in return is anticipated. While a donation is frequently used to appear admirable in the eyes of men. You receive acknowledgement or perhaps celebrity in exchange. The wealthy can give in a way that pleases God, and they will be blessed as a result.
Giving is a long-established custom that was started in the Bible by God. The givers and the receivers are the only two types of individuals in the world. God has been trying to teach people to give since the beginning of time.
God Honors Sincere Givers
You are now aware of your category. Either you give or you receive. God exhibits favoritism for the first time in recorded history. The way they both offered their sacrifices was what made Him choose Abel over Cain.
According to the Bible, Cain only offered the Lord a vegetable sacrifice. Abel, however, brought his flock's firstborn and fat. In contrast to his brother Cain, who only provided when he felt like it, he selflessly offered his best. rather than obeying God's instruction. Abel was submissive.
Abel is the first man to gain God's respect as a result of his sacrifice. Few people have successfully used donating to reach God's heart. Like Abel, when you honor the Lord, you draw his favor and receive more blessings.
God, however, does not respect givers whose personalities are similar to Cain's. far less so are those who make no contribution at all. Cain became the first person that the Bible mentions that God did not regard. And neither was his offer respected.
The Bible's Teaching on Giving
The Bible's teaching on giving runs counter to how the world sees the world. Jesus described the process to his disciples. Give to others if you wish to expand your assets. Nothing is taken from you when you give. It doubles your possessions in its place.
Not Subtraction, but Multiplication
Logically, when you give, you get less in return. You will only have one shirt left if you donate one of your two shirts to someone else.
Jesus, however, teaches that when you give, you will get.
Not always the person you assist returns the favor by helping you. You'll find new blessings-opening doors.
The Lord instructed a widow in Zarephath at the time of the prophet Elijah to support him. God did not pick this widow because of her wealth. She shared a home with her son and was a poor woman. But rather than the wealthy residents of the same town, God sent the prophet Elijah to her.
“So she said, “As the Lord your God lives, I do not have bread, only a handful of flour in a bin, and a little oil in a jar; and see, I am gathering a couple of sticks that I may go in and prepare it for myself and my son, that we may eat it and die” – 1 Kings 17:12 (NKJV).
She was a giver despite her poverty and did not withhold the little she had to serve the prophet. In return, the prophet Elijah multiplied her oil and flour. “For thus says the Lord God of Israel: “The bin of flour shall not be used up, nor shall the jar of oil run dry, until the day the Lord sends rain on the earth” – 1 Kings 17:14 (NKJV).
Give Joyously as Your Heart Desires
God does not like complaining, therefore refrain from doing so when you contribute. He appreciates joyful givers who give without grumbling. Give without anticipating recompense or remuneration. The Lord will increase your blessings in this manner.
In his letter to the church in Corinth apostle Paul teaches about giving. “So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver” – 2 Corinthians 9:7 (NKJV).
Don't contribute just because you have plenty of something or because other people are doing it. It is the incorrect giving attitude. Give with joy as your heart desires.
Who Should You Give It To?
When you give, do it to those who are unable to pay you back. “But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind. And you will be blessed because they cannot repay you; for you shall be repaid at the resurrection of the just” – Luke 14:13-14 (NKJV).
Giving should go to those who are less fortunate, according to Jesus. You have already been compensated when you donate to your friends so they can reimburse you. Therefore, God will not give you anything.
In conclusion, prioritize giving to:
The needy and the poor
“He who pities the poor lends to the Lord, And He will pay back what he has given” – proverbs 19:17 (NKJV).
What greater reward is it when you lend to God and He promises to repay!
Widows and orphans
“Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble and to keep oneself unspotted from the world” – James 1:27 (NKJV).
Touch the heart of God by giving to widows and orphans and you will live a pure religion before Him.