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A Life of Worship- Worship through Giving

July 14th, 2019

Summary: Giving back to God expresses our gratitude and also our obedience.

Scripture: Malachi 3:8-12

Will man rob God? Yet you are robbing me. But you say, ‘How have we robbed you?’ In your tithes and contributions. You are cursed with a curse, for you are robbing me, the whole nation of you. 10 Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. And thereby put me to the test, says the Lord of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you a blessing until there is no more need. 11 I will rebuke the devourer for you, so that it will not destroy the fruits of your soil, and your vine in the field shall not fail to bear, says the Lord of hosts. 12 Then all nations will call you blessed, for you will be a land of delight, says the Lord of hosts.

1 Timothy 6:9-11

But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. 10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs. 11 But as for you, O man of God, flee these things. Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness.

Why is giving part of our worship?

1. Recognition of God's ownership (1 Tim 6:9-11)

  • Everything belongs to God
  • giving becomes a joy when we have our focus right

2.Blessings are dependent on obedience (vs 9-10)

  • God's desire is to bless us
  • Blessings are not just for our use
  • Obedience brings God's blessings and blessings bring opportunities to witness

3.Teaches us discipline (vs 11)

  • Being faithful and disciplined brings honor to God

4.Giving brings glory to God (vs 12)

-When we give we show God's glory

We give to show the world His goodness and so that God and God will receive the Glory.