Godly Attitude of Giving

by Rev. Vince Finnegan on February 13, 2005
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Godly Attitude of Giving

Genesis 14:17-24 The attitude of the giver was one of sincere gratitude, honor, respect and love.

Deuteronomy 14:22 and 23 The tither trusts God

Proverbs 3:5-10 Giving honors God

Malachi 3:10-12 Tithes and offerings are the opposite of robbing God.

Matthew 23:23 Tithing was never intended to be a religious ritual done without thought and believing, nor was it intended to be a substitute for doing the rest of God's Word.

Mark 12:41-44 Heart, not amount, is the concern.

Acts 4:31-5:11 The comparison of that which is right and that which is not.

II Corinthians 8:1-11 God chose to use the word "grace" for man's giving to emphasize the attitude behind the giving.

II Corinthians 9:5-8 The word "covetousness" in the context of this verse is contrasted with a blessed, generous gift, and implies giving out of compulsion, grudgingly, because of the giver's greediness.



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