I Chronicles 29:14 ” But who am I, and who are my people, that we should be able to give as generously as this? Everything comes from You, and we have given You only what comes from Your hand.”

In this prayer of dedication for the Temple, King David readily acknowledges that without God giving first, they wouldn’t have been able to contribute anything on their own towards the building of the Temple. When we’re able to grasp this concept…that everything belongs to God and that He gives us everything we need…it will change our mindset about giving. That’s because it will change our attitude from selfishness to that of joyful, spontaneous willingness to give. And the wonderful thing to remember is that you will never be able to out-give God…or as Jesus reminds us in Luke 6:38, “Give and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over…”

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