Week 6 – The Principle of the Faithful Giver
1 Timothy 6:17-18
As for those who in the present age are rich, command them not to be haughty, or to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but rather on God who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. 18 They are to do good, to be rich in good works, generous, and ready to share.
Be “ready to share.” Paul’s command highlights the nature of why we give – because God expects us to do so. Our resources serve as another opportunity to be a part of the work of God in this world and to do good things in God’s name. We do not share our resources for pride or personal gain but because God covets the whole of our lives, including our earthly possessions, to be offered in God’s service.
In what ways do you share your resources of time, talent and gifts in God’s service? When do you find it difficult to share your gifts?