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Acts 20:35 I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.
Here are six reasons why it’s better to give than to receive:
1. Giving reflects God’s character
God is a giver.
Giving is rooted in his character.
We observe God’s giving nature throughout the Bible. But it’s painted clearly in God giving the gift of his son—the Lord Jesus Christ.
Take a look at these verses:
"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whosever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16).
“But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Rom. 5:.
“He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?” (Rom. 8:32).
2. Giviving is a commandment
God’s commandments are good.
They’re good for you, and they’re good for other people.
Giving not only reflects God’s character.
Giving is something that’s also commanded by God.
Here are a few verses pointing out this reality:
Exodus 25:2: "Tell the Israelites to bring Me an offering. You are to receive My offering from every man whose heart compels him."
Deuteronomy 15:10: “Give generously to him, and do not let your heart be grieved when you do so. And because of this the LORD your God will bless you in all your work and in everything to which you put your hand.”
Romans 12:8: “if it is encouraging, let him encourage; if it is giving, let him give generously; if it is leading, let him lead with diligence; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully.”
2 Corinthians 9:7: “Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”
3. Giving expresses your trust in God
emember, God is your provider.
From the air you breathe to the money you make, the Lord provides you with what you need.
As you give, you express your faith in God.
In Matthew 6, we see that God:
Knows what you need
Knows you need food
Knows you need water
Knows you need shelter
Knows you need clothes
Do you believe God will provide for you?
Let me shoot you straight:
Giving is one way in how you express your trust in him.
As you give, you are expressing your faith in God’s provision for you.
Punch fear in the face.
Take a step of faith.
Give from what you have—not from what you don’t have.
God will give you the grace you need to become a generous giver (2 Cor. 8:7).
4. Giving advances the Kingdom of God
You support many businesses every day.
You help them to make a profit, keep their lights on, and pay their employees.
How do you do this?
By purchasing their products or services.
What does this have to do with God’s Kingdom?
In the way your purchases support a business, your donations and the time you volunteer support the work of your local church.
You can participate in the advancement of God’s work by giving money and volunteering your time with your local church.
However You must come to Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour to have an effective giving that God really appreciates
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