The Grace of Giving : A Deep Desire
Pastor Tom Grieb continues our series "The Grace of Giving."
Giving is all about want to. Willingness plays an important role whenever we give. Getting to the root of why we give and the reason for our “want to” rests with Christ. While there are all sorts of reasons people give, Jesus is the real reason for our giving. If you think about it, he was the one who went to great lengths to give. He went so far as to give his own life so we might live as God would want us to live, in relationship with him. In response to that we can’t help but give.
Paul, in talking about such things in II Corinthians 8:9 says, “For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich.” In light of that, it becomes quite clear that we simply can’t out give God. Through Christ, God not only offers new life now, but eternal life later.