Even The Poor Are To Give To God From What They Have.
Think about, discuss or pray about the verse that relates most to your life:
Deuteronomy16:16 No Man should appear before the LORD empty-handed.
1 Kings 17:15 “She (the widow) went away and did as Elijah had told her. There was food every day for Elijah and for the woman and her family.
Genesis 28:20-22 (While a single young man with no job or income) Jacob made a vow, saying, “If God will be with me and will watch over me… then the LORD will be my God…and of all that you (O God) give me I will give you a tenth.”
2 Corinthians 8:2-4 Though (the Macedonian Christians) have been going through much trouble and hard times, they have mixed their wonderful joy with their deep poverty, and the result has been an overflow of giving to others. They gave not only what they could afford but far more; and I can testify that they did it because they wanted to…They begged us to take the money so they could share in the joy of helping the Christians in Jerusalem.
Consider this Quote:
“…It is not the greatness of the gift that makes the offering acceptable to God; it is the purpose of the heart, the spirit of gratitude and love that it expresses. Let not the poor feel that their gifts are so small as to be unworthy of notice. Let them give according to their ability, feeling that they are servants of God, and that He will accept their offering.”
- G. White, In Heavenly Places (1967) 304
If a pauper gives to God, he’ll feel like a prince. If a prince doesn’t give to God, he’ll feel like a pauper.