Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Does Giving to God Do Any Good For Me? Hebrews 7:8

We put money in the offering plate and give money to our church, but does it do any good? Why bother when I have so little to begin with?

"In one case, the tenth is collected by people who die; but in the other case, by him who is declared to be living." Hebrews 7:8

Abraham after winning a battle gave an offering to a priest named Melchizedek. This priest is a mysterious person in the Bible since we know almost nothing about him. He is seen as representing Christ who had no beginning and no end and is a high priest forever.

Our churches with our pastors and priest are only for this world and will pass away with the coming of the better. What we do here reminds us of that better one to come. Our ministers and priest serve us only for a time but Jesus is the high priest who ministers on our behalf forever. Our opportunity to give is only temporary while our time in this world lasts.

When we give to our churches and ministers, (since we are pooling our resources with the others), we enable them to do greater good than we could do on our own. Our giving will do practical good since our finical support allows the Gospel and good works to go forward into this darkened world.

When we give to our church it is a statement and an act of worship, and this maybe the bigger effect. It acknowledges God is the giver of our blessings and it proclaims He is worthy of devotion and sacrifice. It is a statement of faith; as if we were being a blessing to The Lord.

We do not give because we are forced to or because we hope to buy God's grace in some way. Giving to the Lord will not earn us salvation or finical wealth.

We give to The Almighty through the church or another faith institution because it is the right thing to do. It honors Him and declares to man and angels that He is worthy. We do it as an act of worship because we love Him for giving us life and freeing us from sin through Christ.

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