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Grace giving

Grace Giving” is a term that describes the giving of our financial resources to support the work of the Lord in the New Testament Era of Grace, also known as “The Church Age.” The principles of grace giving teach that believers are to give in proportion to their means (Acts 11:29), regularly (1 Corinthians 16:2), as God has prospered them (1 Corinthians 16:2), as they have purposed in their hearts (2 Corinthians 9:7), cheerfully (2 Corinthians 9:7) and, even, sacrificially (2 Corinthians 8:3)!

Many believers believe that the portion of their giving should at least start at a minimum with the Old Testament concept of “tithing” (“tithe” means tenth or 10%, Genesis 14:20) and that this portion is given as the “first fruits” of their labour to the Lord (Proverbs 3:9). Giving of our financial resources to the Lord’s work helps us to remember to put God first in everything we do (Matthew 6:33) and to keep us free from the love of money (Hebrews 13:5). We should keep in mind that everything we have ultimately belongs to the Lord and that we are stewards of what He has entrusted us with. True giving is not done under compulsion, but out of an obedient heart that overflows with thanksgiving to God (2 Corinthians 9:8-15).

May our attitude be that of the Macedonian churches of whom Paul writes “For I testify that they gave as much as they were able, and even beyond their ability. Entirely on their own, they urgently pleaded with us for the privilege of sharing in this service to the saints” (2 Corinthians 8:5).

At Logos we believe in equal responsibility, equal giving but not an equal amount, as we give according to the grace we have received.  The more grace, the greater the responsibility, but let those who have little never hold back the widow’s mite from God’s treasury.

 

Words that should appear on every man’s tombstone.

“What I spent I had, what I saved I lost, what I gave I still have - eternally”.