Why do you give money in church? What is your motive for giving that token in your pocket? What should be our attitude to giving? Is God really in need of our money? What does the scripture say about giving? Will God accept tithes and offering from the big brother house mate?
These and many more questions cross the highway of my heart. Man now gives God money to receive back abundance, forgetting that God cannot be mocked. We see God as a business man who wants to sell Grace, Love, Prosperity, etcetera. To access all this we “need” to give to God.
We come to the place of worship with a bad and rotten heart, a corrupt soul, a filthy hand and bloody hand to give millions expecting God to accept our splendid sacrifice from us as offering.
Jesus said to the widow with the coin that she gave more than those who gave plenty. Jesus was not looking at the currency in her hand, but her heart of giving. She gave her all sacrificially and not also expecting God to pay back.
Many of our giving are bribes not offering. We give so that we can access something from God. We give because if we don’t the church will lack, or we will be sick, poor, or die. Why do we reverend the gift than the giver.
Reader, let me shock you, God does not NEED your money, He needs your LIFE. He want you to give your heart, because your heart is your first offering. Present your body as holy sacrifice says the scriptures. If you offer your life like Abel, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, then nothing will be too small to give.
Pastors, My God is not a beggar, please stop begging and cajoling people to give in church.
God does not receive bribe, stop paying bribe, from today start giving tithes and offering.