Lk.6:38 Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.

John Haggai said that “Giving is the highest barometer of our spirituality.”  The Christian faith demands that we love God and love one another. Love gives. Giving is therefore an integral part of our faith. Dawson therefore tells that “it is not an accident that seventeen of the thirty-six parables of our Lord had to do with property and stewardship.”

Denison also says that “Christian giving is God’s divine plan to make us like Himself; it reveals our religion and bares our souls; it is prophetic and has to do with the inner sensitiveness and gives a keener vision to His work and plans.”

Graham also says, “God has given us two hands – one to receive with and the other to give with. We are not cisterns made for hoarding; we are channels made for sharing.”

Let us see what God’s word says about giving.

1. Giving Is Commanded

Lev.27:30 Tithing is commanded.

Mal 3:10 Tithing is demanded of God’s people.

Dt.15: 7-8-11 Giving to the needy is commanded.

Dt. 16:10-17 Giving offerings to the Lord is commanded.

2.Giving Is Recommended

Mt. 6:1-3 Jesus recommended giving to the needy

Gal. 2:10 Apostles recommended giving to the poor.

Mt.6:19-21 Jesus recommended giving to the kingdom of Heaven.

Lk.6:38 Christ recommended giving.

Prov.3:9 Honouring the Lord with our giving recommended.

1 Cor. 16:2 Paul recommended weekly giving.

2 Cor.8:7 Paul recommended that believers abound in the grace of giving.

3. Giving Is Commended

Lk.21:1-4 Jesus commended sacrificial giving.

2 Cor.9:7 God loves cheerful givers.

2 Cor. 8 Paul commended Macedonian churches for giving.

Acts. 10:2 Cornelius was commended as a giver and visited by an angel.

4. Giving Is Rewarded

Lk.6:38.With more.

2 Cor.9:6 with Reaping.

2 Cor.9:7 With God’s love.

Prov. 3:9 with Increase of your resources.

Prov. 11:25 with Reciprocal treatment.

Prov. 22:9 with The Lords blessings.

Ps.41:1 with Deliverance in time of trouble.