Table of Contents
- 10 encouraging words on offerings and tithes
- There is power in your gifts.
- Give because it is God’s wish that you give.
- God loves a cheerful giver
- What you give is what you’ll receive
- Giving is a way of appreciating and worshipping God.
- Giving brings blessings.
- Giving keeps God in absolute control
- God wants you to give, no matter how little
- Givers never lack
- It is more blessed to give than receive
You may have come here to search for how to make yourself and others give more without having a double mind on their actions.
Or perhaps, your congregation in your church needs to give more for the physical project of God to be completed. You’ll get your answers.
Giving is important to both God and man. To God, giving is a means of reverence. But to man, it is a way to help. It also expresses love and care. The world needs more giving than receiving. Here are
10 encouraging words on offerings and tithes
There is power in your gifts.
Proverbs 18:16, “A gift opens the way and ushers the giver into the presence of the great.”
You may not know what good you do when you give, but know today that there is so much power in the gifts, tithes, and offerings you give. Even God is aware that your gifts open doors for you and push you to the presence of the almighty. That is why you must give what you have cheerfully and not reluctantly (2 Corinthians 9:10 ) so that you’ll be blessed bountifully.
Give because it is God’s wish that you give.
Proverbs 3:9-10, “Honor the Lord with your possessions and with the first fruits of all your increase. So that your barns will be filled with plenty. And your vats will overflow with new wine.
Giving to God is not optional. By giving, we have more faith and trust in God. He has promised to bless us according to what we give. But when we don’t give our offerings and tithe, we rob God. Malachi 3:8 says, “Denying God’s offerings is robbing. Will a man rob God? Yet you rob me. But you ask, ‘How do we rob you?’ In tithes and offerings.” It is not advisable to steal from the almighty. Give for it is his wish.
God loves a cheerful giver
2 Corinthians 9:10 “Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion for God loves a cheerful giver.”
You must know how much God loves generosity. God himself is generous, and that was why he gave his only begotten son to die for us, that we may live eternally. ( John 3:16 ). He created us to be like him, and when we act like him, he pours out his love on us and blesses us abundantly. Whatever we give comes back to us. That is how much God loves a giver. Proverbs 19:17 says, “Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deed.”
What you give is what you’ll receive
Luke 6:38 “Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.
What you sow in the Lord is what you reap from the Lord. God is just enough to tell us this. We should give to receive. It’s not just that we’ll receive but in a greater quantity. His word doesn’t imply that only the rich will be blessed, but all who give with a good heart. Give, and God will bless you according to the riches of his heart.
Giving is a way of appreciating and worshipping God.
Hebrew 13:15-16 says, “Therefore, let us offer through Jesus a continual sacrifice of praise to God, proclaiming our allegiance to his name. Don’t forget to do good and to share with those in need. These are the sacrifices that please God.
God has blessed you with life, good health, and wealth. How will you worship him and show him appreciation? It is by giving. God is delighted in thanksgiving and praises, and that is why you should offer your gifts and money as a sacrifice to him because it pleases him. Your tithes and offerings are holy to the Lord. (Leviticus 27:30). Offer these gifts to God. It is your little way of saying” thank you Lord for everything.” Worship him through your offerings.
Giving brings blessings.
Malachi 3:10, “Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. And thereby put me to the test, says the LORD of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you a blessing until there is no more need.”
God asked his people to bring him 10% percent of what they get and be blessed abundantly in return. Giving to God is a way of expressing thankfulness and worship to him. That is all he desires from you. He asked us to give it to him and put him to test if he won’t be able to bless us. God neither fails nor disappoints. Hold him by his words, give to him and stand back and expect your uncountable blessings.
Giving keeps God in absolute control
Deuteronomy 14:23 “Bring this tithe to eat before the Lord your God at the place he shall choose as his sanctuary; this applies to your tithes of grain, new wine, olive oil, and the firstborn of your flocks and herds. The purpose of tithing is to teach you always to put God first in your lives.
God does not need your gifts but he has asked for it to know if you trust him. If you know that you serve no other person but God, it is not just about saying it out of your mouth. You should show it practically by giving. In other words, giving your offerings and tithes as at when due says in a practical form, ” I put God first.
God wants you to give, no matter how little
2 Corinthians 8:12, “For if the willingness is there, the gift is acceptable according to what one has, not according to what one does not have.”
Have you forgotten that little things matter? The old widow in Luke 21: 1-4 dropped little coins as offerings to God. Jesus set her as an example because even though her gifts were little, She gave all she had happily. That is what our offerings to God should be. God values willingness and not quantity.
Givers never lack
Proverbs 11:24-25, “One gives freely, yet grows all the richer; another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want. Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered.
Have you ever wondered why givers never lack? Here’s the answer
Psalm 104:28, “When you give it to them, they gather it up; when you open your hand, they are filled with good things.
When you give to the Lord, he saves it up for you and gives you back when you lack. Giving is a great act of trust. In giving, you hand all into God’s care, trusting that he’ll provide all you need. But guess what, he doesn’t fail. He will provide all you need
It is more blessed to give than receive
Acts 20:35,” In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”
We constantly receive from God. Come to think of it, can we give to God as much as he has given to us? Impossible. God gave us his son. That’s a lot of generosity. But here we are doubting if we should give to him or not. That’s not all, he promised that we give, he’ll bless us. He wants us to be blessed always, and he knows that blessings come from giving. What love can God show to us again? “It is blessed to give than receive.” That’s what Jesus said. So, brethren, give to God what you have, no matter how little, and be blessed abundantly by him.
When people begin getting confused about the act of giving, all you need to do is reassure and remind them of how important it is. God himself taught us this with example. We should uphold the act. It is as simple as this; Give, because it is obedience to God, and when you obey God, you’ll be blessed beyond measures.