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Sunday daily devotional by Pastor David Okoye (Ambassadors Word Diet, 5th AUG, 2018) – Love to give!

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For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

Life deals with us based on the principles we apply. The principle of giving was not designed for God to acquire. His thought for giving is not for Him to gain, but for you to.

Exodus 23:15 says,

Thou shalt keep the feast of unleavened bread: (thou shalt eat unleavened bread seven days, as I commanded thee, in the time appointed of the month Abib; for in it thou camest out from Egypt: and none shall appear before me empty.

God didn’t make any exclusion about who should and shouldn’t give. He wants none to come before Him empty. Understand this; God is not concerned about the quantity of giving; rather, His main focus is the attitude of giving.

Once the quality of your giving meets God’s standard, then you are on the way of success. No matter what the value of giving is, if the quality does not meet the Master’s standard, that man cannot get the blessings from that giving.

Until your mind gets aligned to this truth, your blessings would elude you. Don’t always be at the receiving end; learn to give. In all your giving, ensure that God is fully acknowledged.

The seemingly unimportant things in life are the things that have the greatest impact in life. Our opening scripture marks the beginning of Christianity. Our life as Christians was found on the premise of giving; God giving His only Son, Jesus for the propitiation of our sins.

The principle of giving is one that has existed from the inception of the earth. The foundation laid at the beginning of a structure determines the strength of a building. The beginning of a thing is very vital.

Only those who serve God with an understanding would know the benefits of giving. The ones who serve ignorantly would never understand this. In Psalms 103:7, God said,

He made known his ways unto Moses, his acts unto the children of Israel.

You see, the ways of God are more important than His acts. If God deals with you based on His acts, then you are serving ignorantly. Only ignorant Christians become so comfortable being at the receiving end.

Little wonder, Acts 20:35 says,

I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.

Teach me to be a giver, Lord. I do not want to remain at the receiving end always. I am a giver of life and substance!

Further Study:
Mark 12:41-44

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