Ginrich's Devotional Blog

December 23, 2012

Reason for Giving

Filed under: Advent,Bible,Christmas,devotion,gifts — by ginrich @ 1:00 am
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2 Corinthians 9:7 Each one of you should give just as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, because God loves a cheerful giver.

I’ve heard people say, “I’m not giving them a gift anymore because they never thank me.”  Our question is why do we give to others?  Jesus gave his life for every person who ever walks this earth.  He did not exclude anyone who might not thank Him.  He gave out of pure love.  When we give to anyone, whether it be material or service, it should be because of love and not because we want someone to do or say something.  When we give or do in the love of God it has a lasting effect.  Long after the gift is broken, lost, used up or forgotten the love which gave it will still be alive and remembered.  Let’s try giving to someone who won’t be able to thank us.  Give a gift and sign it “with the love of Christ Jesus.”

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