Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Blessed by Giving - Sacrificially


We are blessed by giving generously when it is sacrificially given. Consider as Paul is challenging the church at Corinth to give - "We want you to know, brothers, about the grace of God granted to the churches of Macedonia: during a severe testing by affliction, their abundance of joy and their deep poverty overflowed into the wealth of their generosity. I testify that, on their own, according to their ability and beyond their ability..." (8:1-3).

God gave blessings to the churches of Macedonia because they gave - not out of abundance, but out of the trials and and poverty that they were experiencing. God will bless any church who gives sacrificially.

And, God will bless those of us who give generously of our time, talent, and treasures to further His Kingdom work. The gospels share the story of the widow who gave her all vs. the rich. Notice who was noticed by God. Notice who was given the commendation by God. Notice who God was concerned for. The rich people, right? Wrong.

God will bless those who give generously and sacrificially. Do you fit that description?

For Kingdom Education,

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