Giving, Tithing and Stewardship
The Bible has a lot to say about Christians and their money. In fact, the Bible contains more than 2,000 Bible verses on the subject. Time and again, the Bible associates our money with our commitment and relationship to the Lord.
WHAT IS GIVING?
GIVING IS AN ACT OF WORSHIP
GIVING IS A TEST OF OUR FAITHFULNESS
BIBLICAL PRINCIPLES FOR GIVING
MOTIVES FOR GIVING
However, the Bible instructs us to “let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver” (2 Corinthians 9:7). The motives that God desires for our giving are to: express our love to Him, please Him, lay up treasures in heaven, and help reach the world for Jesus Christ.
THE PRINCIPLE OF STEWARDSHIP
THE PRINCIPLE OF TITHING
Is tithing for today? Dr. J. B. Gabrell made this observation: “It is unthinkable from the standpoint of the cross that anyone would give less under grace than the Jews gave under law.” God makes an incredible promise to those who give to His work. He will “open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you such blessing that there will not be room enough to receive it” (Malachi 3:10-11).