March 8, 2012
Today’s Text: 2 Corinthians 9:6-7
Today’s Key Thought: Worshipful giving is both sacrificial and purposeful.
Today we transition to the second letter Paul wrote to Corinth.
Next we find that worshipful giving is sacrificial. Paul tells the church at Corinth that sowing sparingly will lead to reaping sparingly, and sowing bountifully will lead to reaping bountifully. Knowing that God has given us everything we have, and that He will bless our obedience in His way, why would we not want to give generously, and sacrificially? He has given us so much. Think about His sacrifice on our behalf!
We also find that worshipful giving is purposeful. This is not to say that we can just decide to give a tiny amount and God will be ok with that because “that’s what I decided in my heart.” Rather, our giving should be an expression of our heart, and should be a discipline of our lives because we have given our hearts to God. We resolve to give from the inside because of the change that God has made in us. As we our lead by the Spirit we give according to His leading our hearts.
Are you being lead by God in your giving? Is it sacrificial? Is it purposeful? What do you think that kind of giving looks like?