2 Corinthians 9:6-11
A recent survey in Christianity Today said 41% of Americans with evangelical beliefs and who attend church once a month or more say their church teaches them if they give more money to their church, God will bless them in return. I believe God’s word teaches a better way to respond.
v. 6 - The Principle - If a child of God trusts God to take care of them and they give obediently, God will take care of them. God is looking for our obedience and trust in Him!
Luke 6:38 - Give and it will be given to you. Reap what you sow. If we reap sparingly, we sow sparingly.
v. 7 - The Problem - Our motivation is our love for God. Our attitude toward money is a barometer of the spiritual nature of our hearts.
v. 8-11 - The Promise - God is able! God supplies the seed. God multiples the seed.
Ephesians 3:20-21 - God is able to do exceedingly more.
2 Corinthians 8:1-5 - Grace of God.
Don’t be in bondage to money! Give until it feels GOOD!