The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. (2 Corinthians 9:6-7)

In light of Christ’s dying on the cross for our sins, and His amazing grace we receive as a child of the King, our giving should reflect what our heart treasures. Our giving should be viewed as a part of our worship to God. If we give our tithes and offerings out of habit, we are involved in charity, not generosity.

That is far removed from being a cheerful giver.

Giving is an expression of the love we have for Jesus. Life is full of unexpected events – we are troubled but by grace we are not crushed; we are sometimes in doubt but never in despair; we are badly hurt at times but never destroyed.

If every day we experience something of the death of Jesus, we will then know the power of His resurrection in our lives.

God willingly gave Jesus to save us. Don’t resent when you give for God. Do it cheerfully!