Here are 7 good reasons why…
1. Because it’s what God is constantly doing
God loves us so much that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who has faith in him may have eternal life (John 3:16)
God is a GIVER! And we are made in God’s image- generosity is in our DNA
2. Because your generosity bounces back to bless you
If you give to others, you will be given a full amount in return. It will be packed down, shaken together, and spilling over into your lap. The way you treat others is the way you will be treated. (Luke 6:38)
It is by giving that we receive. You can never out-give God!
3. Because you need to give, to keep your spiritual life fresh
Your gifts of money are like a sweet-smelling offering or like a sacrifice that pleases God. (Philippians 4:18)
When we cease to worship, we shrivel up spiritually. This goes for our giving just as much as our praying or hymn-singing.
4. Because Jesus had a lot to say about it
Jesus looked up and saw some rich people tossing their gifts into the offering box. He also saw a poor widow putting in two pennies. And he said, ‘I tell you that this poor woman has put in more than all the others.’ (Luke 21:1-3)
1/6 of Jesus’ recorded words, and 1/3 of his parables, are about people and material possessions. To Jesus, little else is so potentially deepening or damaging to our relationship with God.
5. Because you get to see other people blessed
Your generosity will lead many people to thank God when we deliver your gift. (2 Corinthians 9:11)
6. Because it’s the way to true contentment
More blessings come from giving than from receiving. (Acts 20:35)
Generous giving is a great antidote to greed and selfishness- which are a temptation and danger for us all.
7. Because it involves you in God’s work
Your heart will always be where your treasure is. (Matthew 6:21)
Giving buys us in (literally) to the work of God. Every penny and pound we spend can be an investment in God’s kingdom 🙂