We are so grateful for your support to our ministry, allowing us to travel with this important message of truth and love to so many underprivileged peoples in Latin America and all over the world.
Through tithing to our local church and giving offerings to other worthy ministries, we can be part of what God is doing in the world today. Our motive and purpose for giving should be pure and unselfish.
- We should do it because we love God. Giving is a natural expression of love. John 3:16 says, “God so loved the world that He gave.” And we should do the same; we should give to God because we love Him.
- We should give to God in obedience to His Word. The Bible teaches us to give to the Lord and support His work. In addition to the scriptures we’ve already examined, there are many others that are unmistakable in their instruction about giving.
- We should give as a means to help carry out Christ’s Great Commission and support the work of those who are going into all the world with the Gospel.
- We should give because we want to see people blessed. Our tithes and gifts help support outreaches of the local church and other organizations that minister to the poor, evangelize the lost and unreached, and build up the saints while equipping them for Christian service.
- And, finally, way down the line, we should give in expectancy, believing God to honor the promises in His Word to bless and prosper us. Notice that I have listed five reasons to give, and I believe the order of this list reflects priorities that are very important. It seems to me that many preachers are overemphasizing number five and presenting that as the major reason for people to give.
Nevertheless, giving is a tried and proven way to plant seeds for a harvest that will result in our needs being met. The law of sowing and reaping does apply in the area of personal finances.The Bible is true when it says, “Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. . .” (Luke 6:38).
All of these are good and valid reasons for giving. And I believe they will lead to true prosperity—spirit, soul, and body.
From the Book “The Midas Touch” by Kenneth E. Hagin