1Chronicles 29:14 But who am I, and what is my people, that we should be able to offer so willingly after this sort? for all things come of thee, and of thine own have we given thee.
If we really believed the truths of this verse giving would be no problem whatsoever.
Do we really believe that all things come from Him? Do we believe that the money we receive as we work in our secular jobs comes from the Lord God of Heaven?
Do we really believe that when we give an offering we are only giving Him back a portion of what He has given us?
I will venture to say that the majority of us do not believe that. People are uncomfortable about giving in church because of bad theology. They think that it is their money. They earned it. They own it. They decide what to do with it since it is theirs.
You tell me. Is that an accurate picture of what you personally believe? Does your giving and attitude about giving reflect this attitude? Do you feel like the money is yours to decide what to do with?
Are you feeling a little uncomfortable right now because this verse hits so close to home?
What would happen if we were to believe that all we are and all we have belongs to Him?
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