(1). Your LEVEL of giving determines the LEVEL at which you RECEIVE.
(2). Your ATTITUDE in giving determines your ABUNDANCE in receiving.
Webster dictionary states that "giving" is: the act of bestowing as a gift; a conferring or imparting
What does the Bible say about Giving according to James A. Fowler?
I. The divine character of giving.
A. God is love - I Jn. 4:8,16
B. God is a giving God - John 3:16; Rom. 8:32; James 1:17
C. God is righteous - Ps. 116:5
D. God comes to dwell in us by the presence of the Spirit of His Son, Jesus Christ, and desires to
function in accord with His character through us.
1. Loveless giving is not Christian giving - I Cor. 13:3
2. Christian giving expresses God's righteousness - II Cor. 9:9,10
With God, giving is not limited to money but we are to give of our time. All that we have and the ability to do it comes from God's love and grace. He constantly gives to us and we are expected to give in return. Not to God directly but by helping, caring, providing, sharing with others. Whether a person has much of materials things and money or don't know where their next meal will come from, they still can be lacking in their Spirit or Emotion word of God. When we give or share it should not be limited to material things, although we are to feed the hungry and clothe the naked. Yet, we Must also share/spread the Good News of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the Creator of all things. We NEED to FEED the SOUL.
2 Corinthians 9:7