God Loves a Cheerful Giver

Luke 6:38“Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.”

Let’s Pray Together “It’s not always easy to give, Lord. The more we have, the more we want, but it all belongs to you. Oh, Lord, help us to want to be generous: not merely because you command us to do so, but because it pleases us to obey you.

Father, enlarge our hearts; open our eyes to the needs of others; and show us how to be humble, to give without expectation of earthly reward, knowing that you will reward us in heaven.

Let me never forget that you have already rewarded me with your presence and have given the greatest and most sacrificial gift: your Son, Jesus Christ. Amen.

Matthew 6:19-21 “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”

Proverbs 11:25 “A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.”

Malachi 3:10-12“Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it. I will prevent pests from devouring your crops, and the vines in your fields will not drop their fruit before it is ripe,” says the Lord Almighty. “Then all the nations will call you blessed, for yours will be a delightful land,” says the Lord Almighty.