GIVING IS MY LIFE
PROVERBS 3:1-10 2 COR. 9:6-11
Intro: teach on the principles of giving, the command to give and the consequences of not giving.
The word of God is replete with scriptures on finances and wealth, ther are 350 verses on faith, 275 on prayer, 650 on love and 2, 350 verses on material possessions and finances, wealth. One of the main things that will cause man to disobey God is money. Man’s possessive nature drives people to disobey…
Deuteronomy 8:17-18 And thou say in thine heart, My power and the might of mine hand hath gotten me this wealth. 18 But thou shalt remember the LORD thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day.
Your life is not your own.. Rom. 14:8 Your body is not your own..1 Cor. 6:19-20 your money/materials……Deuteronomy 10:14 Behold, the heaven and the heaven of heavens is the LORD’S thy God, the earth also, with all that therein is.
Because we have nothing that was not given to us we have no basis for pride only gratitude!
The question can God trust you? Luke 16:10 0 He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much.
THE TRUE WEALTH OF WISDOM:
“Get wisdom is the principle thing, get wisdom but in all thy getting get understanding”
Tithe taught by Christ….Matthew 10:10 Nor scrip for your journey, neither two coats, neither shoes, nor yet staves: for the workman is worthy of his meat.
Trusting God is the key:..Jeremiah 17:7 Conditions to meet....Proverbs 3:1-4, Obey God's will...vv 5-8
Proverbs 22:22 (lying) Proverbs 6;17, prayer problem john 9:31
Malachi 3;8-10 The key, not how much, but your reaction when there is not much to give.
2 kings 4..luke 6;38 Isaiah 1:19
outwaed difficulties circumstances should not prevent our obeying God!..2 Corinthians 8:3
Job 36:11, Proverbs 11:25....Add 20% if the tithe is used for something else...
Love the word...Psalm 119:97, 127-128
GIVING IS HEART PREPERATION for what God wants to do and say to you...Matthew:21
Give willingly....2 kings 12:4, Give regurlarly...1 Cor. 16:2, Give generously...1 Chron. 29:3-5
THE REWARD!..1 Chron. 3:10