Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Blessed by Giving - Expressing God's Preeminence


Join me in considering what being a steward is all about. When we give, we show that God holds first place in our lives. Because, as we give, we are giving to Him. However, what we give speaks of how we view Him.

A father and his daughter went to church one Sunday morning. She watched as he placed something in the offering plate. After the service, the father was complaining about everything that took place. His little girl looked up and said, "Well, what did you expect to get for a dime?"

Do we give God the first part of ourselves, our time, our money? Or, do we give Him whatever we have left over? Consider what Malachi wrote: ""When you present a blind [animal] for sacrifice, is it not wrong? And when you present a lame or sick [animal], is it not wrong? Bring it to your governor! Would he be pleased with you or show you favor?" asks the LORD of Hosts....'The deceiver is cursed who has an [acceptable] male in his flock and makes a vow but sacrifices a defective [animal] to the Lord. For I am a great King,' says the LORD of Hosts, 'and My name will be feared among the nations." (1:8,14).

What are you giving God today?

For Kingdom Education,

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