Why Do We Give?
The topic of giving, or tithing (giving a tenth), is hotly debated, both inside the church and out. So, at Living Word, we keep things simple, and rely on what the Bible tells us about giving.
When We Give
What would happen if you could see personally the impact that God is having in so many lives through your tithing and giving? We invited just one of the many faithful and committed families from Living Word to shaire their story and give them a glimpse of what happens when we give.
Because We’re Thankful
We believe that giving is done out of a heart of thanksgiving, appreciation for all that God has done for us and continues to do in our lives.
So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver.-2 Corinthians 9:7
When we give, we are not only saying that we trust God with our money and trust Him to provide and to take care of us, but we also recognize that all good things originate from Him.
Because We Trust God
When we choose to give God that tenth of our increase, we say, in effect, that we trust that He takes care of us. Giving illustrates our awareness that He is our provider, not a job, an investment, not even our ability to earn an income.
No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.-Matthew 6:24
Because It’s God’s Anyways
In the Bible, we see that God views the tithe as His and as holy.
And all the tithe of the land, whether of the seed of the land, or of the fruit of the three, is the Lord’s; it is holy unto the Lord.-Leviticus 27:30