Is giving a duty? A chore? A burden?
Though many of us wouldn’t want to admit it, there has probably been a time when we feel that way. Who hasn’t had “something better to do” with their tithes, offerings, or other giving?
Giving ought to be a source of joy, but we have to maintain a proper perspective for this to be the case. Remember:
- Everything we have had been given to us by God. Freely you have received, so freely give.
- What you have is not yours; you are a steward of God’s property. There is no better use for his blessings than blessing others.
- You can’t out-give God. He will bless you beyond your ability to bless others.
When donations were needed to build the Tabernacle, the people have so generously that Moses had to declare “Let no man or woman do anything more for the contribution for the sanctuary.” They had to be restrained from giving.
Give freely. Give without restraint. I promise you that God will always, always out-give and out-bless.