will not give God an offering that costs me nothing"
my God will liberally re-supply your every need according
Three Stories Of Sacrificial Giving
1. A Single Mom - 1 Kings 17:8-16
By faith, she TRUSTED God to RE-SUPPLY her resources!
"But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given (re-supplied) to you as well." Matthew 6:33
2. A Wealthy King - 2 Samuel 24:1-25
"No, I insist on paying you for it. I will not sacrifice to the Lord my God burnt offerings that cost me nothing." 2 Samuel 24:24
By sacrifice, David gives an offering that REVEALED his heart!
3. A Poor Widow - Luke 21:1-4
By faith, she gave a SMALL gift and moved the heart of Jesus!
"Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver." 2 Corinthians 9:7 (NIV)
Remember Two Things:
1. Everything we have COMES from God.
"Everything we have has come from you, Lord, and we can only give You what is Yours already!" 1 Chronicles 29:14 (LB)
2. Remember the SACRIFICE of Jesus.
"We aren't saved by knowing the commandments of God because we can't and don't keep them. But God put into effect a different plan to save us. He sent His own Son in a human body like ours...and destroyed sin's control over us by giving Himself as a sacrifice for our sins." Romans 8:3 (LB)
"Now thanks be to God for His gift, precious beyond telling - His indescribable, inexpressible, free Gift (of eternal life)." 2 Corinthians 9:15 (AMP)
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