Concerning Giving and Receiving. July 11
Now ye Philippians know also, that in the beginning of the gospel, when I departed from Macedonia, no church communicated with me as concerning giving and receiving, but ye only. Philippians 4:15
Our giving unto the Lord and his church are very important matters to God. Not because God needs something but because God wants something from us. He wants our trust, obedience and devotion. He wants to know your love is not on things but on him. Systematic giving is a great tool in warding off covetousness. You may be able to buy that next purchase but instead you give your tithes and offerings. Not only does this honor God and help the church, along with others . It protects our lives from greed and selfishness. Verse 19 of chapter 4 is an often quoted verse. but my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in Glory by Christ Jesus. I believe it and have seen God do it for us many times. But don’t forget this promise came after they had given and provided for Paul and the ministry. Lets be givers and I’m thankful you are, then we shall receive all that we need. In Christ Jesus. God bless.