Joyful, generous and wholehearted giving (1 Chronicles 29:9) – Where, Lord, does this kind of giving come from? It comes from You, Lord. It comes to us when we’re learning to worship You, when we’re learning to say, from deep in our hearts, “Yours, O Lord, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty” (1 Chronicles 29:10). It’s this kind of worship that inspires our giving. When we’re learning to worship like this, our giving will become a joyful privilege rather than a legalistic burden. Our giving will become thanksgiving – “Our God, we thank You … Everything comes from You. We give only what has come from Your hands” (1 Chronicles 29:13-14).

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