“Giving is so important.” You’ve heard it before. This won’t be the first article you’ve read about the importance of giving, and it won’t be the last.
Common reasons for charitable giving are authentic and beautiful. Many sound like this:
Charity is special because one gift has the potential to change one life. Saving one life, the Bible explains, is the equivalent of saving the world. Plus, charity also causes the giver to feel good and results in a unique sentiment that many feel in their own ways, but that all can experience.
After all, the Bible states the importance of charity so many times:
Acts 20:35 "You should remember the words of the Lord Jesus: “It is more blessed to give than to receive.”
Psalm 112:5-6 "Good will come to those who are generous and lend freely, who conduct their affairs with justice. Surely the righteous will never be shaken; they will be remembered forever."
In the Old Testament, God says there is only one time you’re allowed to question him. God promises that your reward will be great if you give to charity, so don't worry about giving something up.
“Test Me now in this,” says the Lord of hosts, “if I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you a blessing until it overflows.” Malachi 3:10
Christians should know that giving leads to receiving good news and good financial times.
Judeo-Christian values built America. Our strong families built robust communities, which caused America to become the most powerful country on earth. We were a shining city upon a hill and the envy of people across the world. But as Christianity became attacked in America, family values and confidence in our fellow person declined, while materialism and hatred of our country grew.
Our founding fathers knew that Churches would be the backbone of true values, because true values come from God. So to strengthen our communities and America itself, we must secure the future of our Churches and allow them to fix what's going on. Helping Churches in this great pursuit will be the greatest of all legacies.
Giving to our Churches will impact the kingdom here on earth and in heaven. Now we need it most.