Men of God Give

Disclaimer: Im not asking you to give to me. But the Bible does ask you to give to your church, your pastor, the needy, your local food bank.

Acts 20: 35 We must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ ”

There are whole chapters of the Bible are dedicated to giving like 2 Corinthians 8 and 9. A well known except from them is chapter 9:6 Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.

Not giving is robbing God according to Mal 3:7-8 Ever since the time of your ancestors you have turned away from my decrees and have not kept them. Return to me, and I will return to you,” says the Lord Almighty.  “But you ask, ‘How are we to return?’ 8“Will a mere mortal rob God? Yet you rob me. “But you ask, ‘How are we robbing you?’  “In tithes and offerings.   Ever asked yourself what the first step to returning to God is? I think that scripture makes it clear.

Now some argue that tithing is the law. But tithing predates the law by 600 years. Abraham tithes inGenesis 14:11-24, and Jacob his grandson tithes in Genesis 28:20-22. There was no law back then, it was just something they did

Giving is the basis of really popular scriptures quotes all the time, like Phil 4:13 I can do all things through him who strengthens me , Or how about Phil 4:19 And my God will supply [o]all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.    Check the context, they are both in a passage about giving to the man of God. Paul writes in Phil 4:17 Not that I seek the gift itself, but I seek for the profit which increases to your account.

That’s right, profit to your account, an acceptable sacrifice pleasing to God when you give.

More importantly, giving is the first step to understanding the deep riches of Word of God. In Luke 16 we find The Parable of the Unrighteous Steward. This parable is about giving. Luke 16:10 He who is faithful in a very little thing is faithful also in much; and he who is unrighteous in a very little thing is unrighteous also in much. 11"Therefore if you have not been faithful in the use of unrighteous wealth, who will entrust the true riches to you? 12"And if you have not been faithful in the use of that which is another's, who will give you that which is your own?

That’s right, giving is the key to unlocking true riches, and I don’t believe the true riches here are money, but understanding the deep things of the Word.

Don’t be an unrighteous steward. Don’t “Tip” god like you tip a waitress. Be a sower, be a giver.

The church does good things for people, but it doesn’t get light bill, or its building where people can come and be set free, for free. Mal 3:10 Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, so that there may be food in My house.

James Disciple Johnson
Natl President and Founder
Disciple Christian Motorcycle Club

Men of God Give

February 23, 2015 — James Johnson

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