2 Corinthians 9:7, "Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for GOD loves a cheerful giver." Is it easier to give $5.00 when you make $50.00; or $500.00 when we make $5,000.00? Too many times our Churches quote scripture that is out of context when it is time for the offering plate to be passed. It is either presented as "give, because you reap what you sow" or "our Church has not made the budget for this month"; both are manipulations of our minds and not our hearts. Some times "giving" produces a form of extortion and not benevolence. Some give because others give, some give because they are ashamed to give less than someone else, and then there is "How much did you give"? When I hear this, it is not driven from "I don't want to give too little" as much as it is driven by "I don't want to give more than I have to". GOD implanted within us a benevolent heart; how many times has a need arisen that your immediate response was to give and then your mind took over and you came to your "centseous"? Giving is a true Blessing to both the recipient and the giver as it is cheerful and voluntary. It is not how much or how little, it is what your heart has decided; not reluctantly or under compulsion. Since when has our "self-worth" been determined by our "net-worth". You see? 10% is not always 10%!
Psalm 139: 23-24
GOD IS GOD!
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