Sunday, November 17, 2013

How Much Of My Money Should I Give To Charities. 2 Corinthians 9:8

How much should we give to charities? A token, a percentage or give until it hurts?

"And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work." 2 Corinthians 9:8.

The first consideration is God; we live in full view of His watchfulness. If we are afraid to be generous it is a statement that The Almighty is too small to take care of us.

But he is not small- He is able, which means that his resources are endless and cannot be diminished. He has more and more of what we need and never is without enough. He is The Creator who makes all things that is out of nothing.

Here the idea that God can give you all you need. Not because you have done something to earn it but because he is the Almighty and he chooses to.

Abundance exceeds the need far beyond the amount of the need. There is no need we can ever have that he is not able to satisfy it exceptionally.

He gives us enough for our need but also enough to help others.

Knowing that The Lord can bless us abundantly should free us from feelings of compulsion or pressure to give. We can give freely and cheerfully.

If He has given us resources and we are aware of a need and we have fulfilled all other obligations we should give sacrificially. We each must decide for ourselves how much to give; but we can give sacrificially because God is able to bless abundantly more than we can give. We must trust in God to be the one who supplies our need so we can do good in the lives of others.