God is generous and so he calls us to be as well.
1. Givers give because God has given so much to them.
- What we do with what God has given us shows the world where our hearts are at and helps proclaim the gospel.
- We want to glorify God with every area of our lives, and that includes what we do with our finances.
2 Corinthians 8:9 (NIV) — 9 For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich.2. Givers give because they want to be more like Jesus.
Philippians 2:6–7 (NIV) — 6 Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, 7 but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness.
1 John 3:16–18 (NIV) — 16 This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers. 17 If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him? 18 Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.3. Givers give because they know God wants us to be a giving people.
1 Timothy 6:17–19 (NIV) — 17 Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. 18 Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. 19 In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life.4. Generous people give to see the impossible become possible.
"A little boy offered Jesus his meager lunch in Matthew 14:14-21. He only had a few loaves and fishes, and Jesus had 5,000 mouths to feed
But gifts in God’s hands can be — and often are — divinely multiplied to meet the demands of greater works." --Crosswalk.com