Giving—found 2,046 times in 1,856 verses. This study will concentrate specifically on giving financially to the Lord.
Variations: gave, gavest, give, given, giver, givest, giveth, giving
Defined: To give indicates the transfer of some possession to another.
Interesting fact: The early church was distinguished in its sacrificial giving. Some sold houses and lands and laid the money at the apostles’ feet for the distribution to the saints (Acts 4:34-35). Some, though in “deep poverty,” “gave their own selves to the Lord” (2 Corinthians 8:1-5). Of the Galatians Paul said, “if it had been possible, ye would have plucked out your own eyes, and have given them to me” (Galatians 4:15). Every Christian should consider their level of sacrifice!
Bible study tip: The Bible points to biblical revelation as a gradual process. Therefore, it is both unscriptural and unwise to assume that Old Testament saints understood truths later revealed to the New Testament writers. It is equally unwise to assume that everything God intended under the Law remains binding today. Always test the Old Testament practices against the New Testament teachings before suggesting their continuance.
Sunday, Day 127—Church Day (no devotional)
Monday, Day 128—The Importance of Giving
Tuesday, Day 129—Giving’s Bottom Line
Wednesday, Day 130—Church Night (no devotional)
Thursday, Day 131—Giving the Firstfruits
Friday, Day 132—The Blessings of Giving
Saturday, Day 133—Giving Beyond Sufficiency
1 Corinthians 16:2 Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come.