Engage: Numbers – part 1
The Israelite's were giving out of a genuine and heartfelt love for their God!
The bible is telling us 2 things...
- what the people gave to the Lord,
- the attitude that they gave it with!
- Give towards the ETERNAL needs of the world.
Heb. 13:14 tells us that we are "strangers and aliens in this world"
- Give towards the MINISTRY needs of the church.
22 The LORD said to Moses, 23 "Tell Aaron and his sons, 'This is how you are to bless the Israelites. Say to them: 24 "The LORD bless you and keep you; 25 the LORD make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; 26 the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace."' 27 "So they will put my name on the Israelites, and I will bless them." Numbers 6:22-27
God's grace gets a hold of our hearts and makes us cheerful givers... of our time, our talents and our treasure.
So how do you give? cheerfully? sparingly? or grumbly?
God loves a cheerful giver, because a cheerful giver loves God!