God’s Dare to Give Scripturally
1. Giving is the most frequently discussed
subject in the Bible.
2. The more you give the happier you will be!
3. Giving is essential to salvation. (Mk. 10:1722)
4. Money can rule our lives. (I Tim. 6:9-10)
5. Everything belongs to God (Psa. 50:9-12)
6. There is no record in the Bible where God
ever accepted less than 10 percent from any
of His followers.
7. We must give to God first. (Mt. 6:33)
8. Giving involves unwavering commitment (II
Many people do not believe God will
curse them for not giving liberally.
They may not have formulated that
thought in their minds clearly, but their
giving shows that is what they think.
They do not give scripturally because
they think they will be happier if they
use the money for other things instead
of giving it to God.
They think a nicer car will make them happier
than giving money to the Lord. In their hearts
they believe a bigger house or a more
padded bank account will bring them
contentment and more joy than giving
In essence, they believe that if they give as God
as asked them to, they will be sadder, less
content and worse off, which is to say that
God will actually curse them for giving
But this thinking could not be further from the
What does the Bible say?
“Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse,
that there may be meat in mine house,
and prove me now herewith, saith the
LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the
windows of heaven, and pour you out a
blessing, that there shall not be room
enough to receive it.”
Look at it in context
8 Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed
me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed
thee? In tithes and offerings.
9 Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have
robbed me, even this whole nation.
10 Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse,
that there may be meat in mine house, and
prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of
hosts, if I will not open you the windows of
heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that
there shall not be room enough to receive it.
Give to God what is right, and He will
bless you with more blessings than
we can receive.
People really don’t believe this. For
some reason, they believe if they
hold on to their money, spend it on
themselves, save it for retirement,
or invest it for a profit, they will be
happier than if they give it to God.
God knows how His people would think, so
He issues a challenge to His people.
Give to God what is right, and He will bless
you with more than you can receive!
The ½ percent elder
Just giving for reward!
The great reward that comes by
living the Christian life is nothing of
which to be shamed.