We know Satan is the father of lies, and if we buy into one of his lies, he wins. Remember he came to kill, steal, and destroy because he wants us to stay in bondage to something. Today, we are going to talk about some of his lies about giving.
Lie #1: I should let the "better to do" people handle the giving. v. 2a,c
We need to ask, "Lord what do you want ME to give?"
Lie #2: I should resist and desist giving away the money I worked so hard for. v. 2 b
It is not OUR money! Giving should be done joyfully not begrudgingly.
Lie #3: I should let the bottom line dictate how I should give. v. 3a
The Macedonians gave BEYOND their ability. Out needs will always exceed our supply unless we allow Christ to be in charge of our finances. .
Lie #4: I will wait to give until the pastor's guilty pressure becomes unbearable. v.4
v, 5 - God wants us to give ourselves first. God wants to see us, his children, trust HIM.
Have we yielded this part of our life to Him?