Accountable to God: Day 40

Monday, March 5, 2012

Today’s Text: 1 Corinthians 16:1-2

Today’s Key Thought: Worshipful giving is happens regularly and is not optional.

As a husband, I know that the things I do and say tell my wife what I think of her. Megan knows me as well as anyone else in my life. She can tell if my heart is in what I am doing or not. Not only do my actions count, but my motives count as well.
This week we are going to look at 2 main passages of scripture that Paul wrote to the church at Corinth specifically concerning giving. In these passages Paul explains how giving in the church should be done, specifically because our giving is an act of worship to God, and should be done with that as a motivation. We will highlight 8 Characteristics of what worshipful giving looks like.
First, Giving that worships God is regular. Paul commands the Corinthians to give “upon the first day of the week.” This gives the idea that this is a life-long weekly habit. This is one of the ways that we worship God. Like many other acts of worship, it’s a discipline that we must participate in.
Secondly, Giving that worships God is universal. What do we mean by universal? We mean that no one is exempt from this act of worship. It’s not an optional exercise for some and not others. Paul says “let every one of you…”.

Application:
Do you give on a regular basis? Remember, as a believer it is not optional. It’s an appropriate act of worship to God.
Are you giving? Are you giving regularly? Is your regular giving to God an act of worship from your heart?