II Corinthians 9:7 ” Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”

The spiritual gift of giving to the needs of others should be done with a joyful heart…whether it’s money, food, or time. We are to give generously without a grudging heart, (Deuteronomy 15:10) nor with ulterior motives that just make us look good. That’s because the reason & attitude of why we give is as important as the actual giving. Paul talks about this in II Corinthians 8:11-12 when he writes, “Now finish the work, so that your eager willingness to do it may be matched by your completion of it, according to your means, For if the willingness is there, the gift is acceptable according to what one has, not according to what he does not have.” So it’s not about quantity but quality…nor is it giving under duress…it’s rather giving with a joyful heart & glorifying God in the process.

Author: kezha1

A Christian mother, grandmother, and retired nurse living in Illinois. Called into a ministry of encouraging others to find their ultimate plan and purpose in life through Christ.

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