3G – Gold Goods and Glory – Giving and Sharing Part 1

The Old Testament teaching on giving included tithes and offerings.  In the New Testament, however, Jesus affirmed the Old Testament teaching on Tithes, while raising the bar of giving to whatever was “generous” and “sacrificial” for each individual.  As believers we are under Grace, not Law, and this means that while we aren’t bound to a specific percentage (like the tithe), sacrificial and generous giving will often ask us to give above and beyond what the law required before Grace came.  As we give, let us have the same attitude as the widow in the temple, and as the Macedonian church in the book of 2 Corinthians, who gave with joy and found it a privilege to be able to give to God from what He had blessed them with.