The matter of giving is fundamentally about our response to the Lord and our relationship with Him. We glorify God when we take seriously the counsel of Proverbs 3:9 to “honour the Lord with your wealth…” And we get the Lord and our giving into proper perspective when we can affirm with King David – “Everything comes from you, and we have given you only what comes from your hand…” (I Chronicles 29:14)
We should give because God’s word commands it, because the grace of Christ commends it and because the reality of a lost and needy world demands it.
“Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” (II Corinthians 9:6-7)
If you would like to learn more about our understanding of giving then please click here for further information put together by the Presbyterian Church in Ireland.