Accountable to God: Day 44

March 9, 2012 

Today’s Text: 2 Corinthians 9:7

Today’s Key Thought:  Worshipful giving isn’t a “have to”, but a “get to”.

Lastly, Worshipful giving should be done cheerfully.  What does it mean to give cheerfully?  Well, Paul gives us a hint to it when he says that our giving should not be done “grudgingly, or of necessity.”  When someone does something nice for you and you ask them why they did it, the last thing we want to hear is “because I have to.”  When someone does something nice I personally hope that they wanted to do it.  Giving that is done out of obligation, or with a bad attitude is not worshipful giving at all.  Paul says that “God loves a cheerful giver.”  When we give out of a worshipful heart, knowing that everything we have is God’s anyway, and knowing that we will reap what we sow, giving becomes a blast.  It’s something that we get to do, not have to do.

If you were really being honest, how is your attitude when you give?  Is it a “have to”, or a “get to”?  If your attitude is not right, what should you do?