Giving is one of the central themes in the Bible. Jesus taught His disciples more about this subject than heaven, hell, or prayer. To understand what it means to be a Christ-follower, we must also understand what it means to be a giver.
First Things First
The Bible teaches us that the baseline for giving is called a Tithe. When we tithe the first 10% of our income to the church, we are showing Jesus that He is first in our lives and that we are fully aligned with Him (Matthew 6:21).
Know Giving, Know Life
The Bible teaches us to give generously to "take hold of the life that is truly life." Living an abundant life is coupled to our attitude toward generosity and being good stewards of what God has blessed us with. (I Timothy 6:19)
The Treasure Test
Giving is the only area in the Bible where God invites us to test Him. Give to God and watch Him open the floodgates of heaven to bless you both spiritually and materially in ways you never dreamed possible. (Malachi 3:10)
An Eternal Investment
Giving is an investment in God’s Kingdom and pays dividends in this life and the next. When you give to the life-changing message of the Gospel; marriages are restored, addictions are overcome and lives are changed for all of eternity. (Luke 16:9)