“Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the Lord your God which He has given you.”
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AUDIO VERSIONWORSHIPING GODWorship is meant to be a sacrifice to God. We should never show up empty-handed but come with our gifts to God, ready to give them to God as an act of worship before Him.
“Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the Lord your God which He has given you.” (Deuteronomy 16:17)
God told Moses that every male was required to attend three gatherings a year, the Feast of Unleavened Bread, the Feast of Weeks, and the Feast of Booths.
Everyone was to bring something to offer God. In any culture, bringing a gift to a gathering is a sign of honor; in this context, it is a sign of humility and complete surrender to God. They were to bring their first fruits to God, nothing more, nothing less.
Often we gather before God with hands empty and open, ready to receive. Our coming together is a means of offering before God, and we should come with a gift before Him, which should be something from every aspect of our lives, time, talents, and finances because God alone is worthy of this.
The enemy has done a great job of robbing God of His worship by emphasizing money in many churches. True worshippers give because they get to give, not because they are forced to. Give generously and faithfully with joy, not reluctantly or because we feel like we have too because God loves a cheerful giver.
“So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver.” (2 Corinthians 9:7)
Do not come empty-handed, and do not come with our second best; instead, come with something to offer God and make it be the first fruits of our time, talents, and finances, for God deserves nothing less.
What will you give God today?Do you need Prayer? We are here to pray with you.
“Heavenly Father, what an honor that I can bring honor to You, the living God, and my Father. I honor You with all I have and all I am. I give my time, talents, and money to worship You. Please use me this day as an instrument of righteousness, fit for Your work. All my life and all my praise go to You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.”
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