Monday, April 24, 2023

Daily Devotion: Exciting Giving

Bible Reading:  II Corinthians 9:6-11

Key Verse: Verse  7 “Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.”

Key Words: for God loveth a cheerful giver

Note the word cheerful.  It means hilarious, full of laughter.  It carries the idea that financial giving is full of excitement.

In Acts 2:45 the people sold possessions and brought the financial gain from their sale and shared their money with those who had needs.  From the context of Scripture you can tell that these people’s giving was full of cheer.

All giving to God is exciting, but giving financially brings great joy to one’s heart if they would but pause for a moment and think about the impact their giving has on missions, souls of men and women around the world, the printing of gospel tracts, the purchase of Sunday School material to teach our children about the Lord, the purchase of fuel to visit those who otherwise would never hear the gospel, and the list could go on and on.  Giving really can be exciting when our giving is done from and with a heart of cheer.

When we used to have a Wednesday night bus church one of our workers told the children what Jesus had done and could do for them.  When the lesson was over, the worker asked if any of the children had any questions.  One little girl shocked the teacher when she asked, “Teacher, who is Jesus?”  The worker had the privilege of giving that child the plan of salvation.  Now, that’s exciting, and that’s one of the reasons I and others give hilariously, because of the impact giving can have on others for God’s glory.

What to do:
✞ Give cheerfully – because your financial giving is helping to reach others for Christ.

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