“…be strong in the grace of giving…But I want to see if your love for God is really true.” – 2 CORINTHIANS 8:7-8
Have you ever realized that your desire to give to your church or other ministries is a GIFT (Greek: Charis) from God? When you are moved in your heart to give your tithes and offerings, you are responding to a special gift that God has placed in your heart. If God did not place that gift there in the first place, you would continue to live the selfish, self-centered existence that we are all naturally inclined to pursue as a result of our fallen natures.
When God places the desire to give of your finances to a worthy ministry like Real Jesus Ministries, He waits to see how you will respond. Will you ignore the Holy Spirit’s promptings? Will you pretend you never heard Him speak to you and continue to hoard your money and hope some other person will make up the difference? Will you continue to argue that you can’t trust ministries anymore because of the financial abuses of others in the past? Or, will you reflect on how much you love God and how grateful you are for what He has done in your life and are more than willing to show your gratitude – by supporting those who are genuinely doing His work?
“But I want to see if your love for God is really true.”
The decision to give, or not to give, is a matter of having the right attitude. It is also evidence of whether you truly love God.
Many religious people claim they love Jesus, but when it comes time to give, they deny Him by selfishly holding back on their giving, or at best, being miserly in their giving. When the offering plate is passed around at church, instead of being faithful with their complete tithes (that’s 10% of your weekly or monthly gross income), they are the ones who only toss-in a measly dollar or two – just to “keep up appearances.” Jesus described this kind of person as a religious hypocrite, “those who honor me with their lips, but not their hearts. In vain do they worship God.” (Matthew 15:8-9)
Your heart is directly connected to your pocketbook.
If anyone truly loves God, He will have a generous heart and be willing to give sacrificially of their finances. Sacrificial giving was an essential part of Christ’s nature and character (2 Cor. 8:9). God wants us to have the same giving heart that our Lord demonstrated. When we truly love God, we will be especially generous about supporting our local church first in providing for the salaries of our pastors, and the basic expenses of the church or ministry. Secondly, we will also support other ministries outside the local church who are also spiritually feeding us, winning the lost to Christ, and edifying the Body of Christ.
Real Jesus Ministries is a worthy ministry to support.
If you have been blessed by our teaching messages and other biblical resources, why don’t you consider sending us a love offering today? Your donation to Real Jesus Ministries is “seed sown on good ground” because many lives are being helped around the world through our various outreaches. Your faithful partnership with Real Jesus Ministries will surely provide you with great rewards in heaven.
May God richly bless you – spiritually and materially, for donating to Real Jesus Ministries today!
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