Sunday, November 6, 2011

Happy Giving

"Each one must do just as he has purposed in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver."
2 Corinthians 9:7

God is more interested in the way we give our financial gifts than the quantity of them. We should give out of our love for Him, each one of us deciding the amount based on what God has placed on our heart. The Greek word for cheerful -- hilaros -- is the root for our English word hilarious. God wants us to give happily, as He happily gives to us. "God does not want our giving to be grudging (reluctantly, regretfully given with plenty of complaining) or of necessity (given because someone has made us or manipulated us into giving). This is more the spirit behind taxation, not Biblical giving!" -- David Guzik

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