Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Jesus looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the offering box, and He saw a poor widow put in two small copper coins. And He said, “Truly, I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all of them. For they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on.”
God commands us to be people of generosity and charity. Giving to the Lord is more than an act of generosity, it is a spiritual exercise that reveals the true desires of your heart.
- All we have is God’s. He is the owner and we are managers.
- Love of Christ motivates us to give cheerfully and generously from the heart.
- We should not give out of guilt or manipulation, but out of gratitude.