Faith, Works & God’s Abundant Grace – Part 7


Give God your Treasures in Faith

Bible References:

Matthew 26:7There came unto him a woman having an alabaster box of very precious ointment, and poured it on his head, as he sat at meat.

2 Samuel 24:24However, the king said to Araunah, “No, but I will surely buy it from you for a price, for I will not offer burnt offerings to the LORD my God which cost me nothing.” So David bought the threshing floor and the oxen for fifty shekels of silver.

Mark 12:44For all they did cast in of their abundance; but she of her want did cast in all that she had, even all her living.

Devotional Content:

Giving is often considered an act of love. God gave us His Only Son as the truest expression of His love for mankind. God gave us life, salvation, hope and continues to bless us with His wisdom, grace and strength for each new day that we face.

What can we give as an expression of our love for God? We can give Him what we treasure as an act of true worship.

We might feel the need to give to family because it’s our responsibility. We sometimes give gifts to friends and acquaintances out of formality. We help the poor because they are in need.

But God is not our responsibility and He certainly lacks nothing. God doesn’t require our gifts, especially not as a formality. He is God; He can well survive without our meager offerings.

So, why should we give God our treasures, time and talents?

  1. He is Royalty

When you’re born again, you accept Jesus as the Lord of your life. Your gift signifies that you accept His position and authority as your King.

  1. He is the Great High Priest

Jesus, the Son of God, humbled himself and came down to earth as a lowly babe. He became the mediator between God and man. The only way we can approach God is through Jesus. Our gifts are an offering to our Great High Priest, who advocates our cause in the presence of God.

  1. He died to give you eternal life

Without the death and resurrection of Jesus, we would’ve been destined to a life of spiritual poverty and eternity in hellfire. Jesus’ sacrifice saved our souls and granted us eternal life in heaven. When we give God our treasures, we’re simply thanking Him for the best gift He could ever give us.

It’s important that we choose to give what we treasure to God. Not just what money we have left over after our expenses, tit-bits of our talent, or pockets of time when we’re bored. We must give wholeheartedly because our God is worthy of worship.

Giving God your best time, talents and treasures might cost you something, but it will be well worth it. God values your offering and He will bless you above and beyond what you can possibly imagine.

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