And God is able to make all grace overflow to you, so that by always having enough of everything, you may overflow in every good work. 2 Corinthians 9:8, TLV
Many folks think this passage and the previous verses are all about money. Give generously “to the LORD” and He’ll give even more in return. Why do we only do things to get a return on our investment?
Here are my thoughts, for what it is worth. There is a song we sing during Passover called Dayenu — It Would Have Been Enough. It’s a fun song with an important message: God has already done enough for us.
It’s true, isn’t it. He sent His Son to atone for our sins. If our Father never did another thing, it would have been enough! So, when our priorities are to give because we want God to give back, I don’t know, it seems a bit selfish. Even self-serving.
What if we just tithed because God said to, not expecting anything in return. Give a donation in secret, just because God directed us to.
Listen, we have a generous Dad. He loves showering us with blessings. Sometimes monetary. Most times not. But He does it because He loves us, not because we’ve figured out the right formula to get the best blessing.
Let’s give generously — money, time, love — and leave the return of blessing up to our Dad.
Please pray Psalm 122.