When we think about coming to church, what aspect do we look forward to the most?
Some of us might say that teaching keeping us coming back each week, some of us because of music and others believers say it might be the deep relationship with others, that they find their churches, a relationship that they cannot cultivate elsewhere. Some others might just appreciate the temporary relief from the pressure of life, work and the world.
Bishop Jordan believes that God’s word clearly teaches us that our giving is actually a direct pipeline to God’s blessing. And in fact there is two simple statements from the Lord ought to make every Christian are eager and thrilled for opportunities to give. If the Bible had nothing else to say about giving, if it was only these two promises from God, it should be still be enough to compel us to line up and give generously, sacrificially and abundantly.
As abundant as His blessing are in our life, and what we give away results in even greater blessing, this concept counterintuitive to our societies mindset, we were encourage to accumulate and save as much as we can. But His word is clear that believers are to avoid the love of money. And this promise from God is consistent with those exhortations.
“NO one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the others; you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.” (Mathew 6:24)
That does not mean we should recklessly give away everything that God’s word clearly advocates wise management of our money and if we were going to store up treasure, we ought to store it in heaven, where no thief is comes near nor does moth destroy. Give generously and count on the Lord to be generous with us.