“ . . .remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’” Acts 20:35 (ESV)
Our giving should be spiritual – Romans 12:1-2. Our giving should be systematic – 1 Corinthians 16:1-2. Our giving should be sacrificial – Luke 21:1-4. Our giving should be spontaneous – 2 Corinthians 9:6-8.
When I give money, I’m giving a piece of my life. My time and talent were exchanged for treasure – money. It’s a piece of my life when I give it. It’s spiritual. I give as I get paid, so it’s systematic. I can’t all the time, but once in a while, the Lord will call me to give something out of the ordinary – sacrificially. And, when the grace of giving is on my life, spontaneous needs can be met and bring amazing joy to the giver! It is more blessed to give than to receive!