God-Honouring Generosity

God is a generous God…He is a giver!! James 1:17, “Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father…” Matthew 7:11, “If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give what is good to those who ask Him!”

Jesus made himself available to all sinners, even those who didn’t think they were, like the Pharisees. “If this man were a prophet He would know who and what sort of person this woman is who is touching Him, that she is a sinner.”

We can practice God-Honouring Generosity by… The Method of our Giving

The Principle of First Fruits (Old Testament) – Give to the Lord from the first of the harvest. – Give to God first, honour Him with your giving, in turn, He will honour you with provision and blessing.

Does your giving indicate that you trust God as your ultimate source of provision? Are you exercising God-honoring generosity in your giving

“Abel immediately brought the first fruits of his increase. Cain, when he was ready, brought God some of his increase. What we give to God, and when is a testament to the ordering of our heart’s priorities.” – Nelson Searcy, Maximize

First Fruits is not about the percentage of our giving .. it is about the position of our giving. It is about honouring God with the first of what we have.

We can practice God-Honouring Generosity by… The Measure of our Giving

Giving a tithe preceded the Law. Ex: Abram tithed to Melchizedek. Genesis 14:20 – “He gave him a tenth of all.” Ex: Jacob tithed at Bethel Genesis 28:22, “This stone, which I have set up as a pillar, will be God’s house, and of all that You give me I will surely give a tenth to You.”

The measure of our giving is often connected with the measure of our receiving.

We can practice God-Honouring Generosity by… The Motive of our Giving

“Proper motives are essential in Christian service…The Lord is more concerned with why we give than with how much we give. We must have a right heart attitude.” – Unknown Source

We can practice God-Honouring Generosity by… The Method of our Giving The Measure of our Giving The Motive of our Giving

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