Monday, December 15, 2008

The Gift of Giving Part 1

2 Corinthians 9:6-7
“Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and who ever sows generously will also reap generously. Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”

If we give, God is able to give us more so we can perform other good works. In other words, God sees to it that the generous giver will not suffer want. We must know that we can change the world one person at a time and when we give, we are changing the world. I think a lot of the time we think to ourselves, what difference can I make, I am just one person. But you can make a difference in the things that we do now. It is only what we give away that we shall be able to keep for all eternity. The things we cling to on this earth will not go with us into heaven. Therefore, it is wise for us to keep our focus on the things that have eternal value. I like the quote, “The person who dies with the most toys, still dies.”

This week as we enter into the Christmas season, I felt it would be good to have a five part series on giving.

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