Grudge Giving, Duty Giving And Thanksgiving

2 Kings 11:1-12:21
Let us ‘make a covenant’- to ‘be the Lord’s people’, to ‘do what is right in the eyes of the Lord’(11:17; 12:2). Part of this ‘covenant’ will involve our use of ‘money’. Real covenanting with the Lord will always mean much more than how much money we give to Him. Real giving is a matter of the heart: ‘the money which a man’s heart prompts him to bring into the House of the Lord’(12:4). ‘God loves a cheerful giver’(2 Corinthians 9:7). Our giving will only be cheerful when it comes from the heart. There are three types of giving: ‘Grudge giving’- ‘I have to’; ‘Duty giving’- ‘I ought to’; ‘Thanksgiving’- ‘I want to’. What kind of giver are you? This is an important question. Is it just ‘the Church always looking for money’? No! There is more: God wants us to give ourselves to Him.

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