The Grace of Giving
Just as you excel in everything else—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness . . . see that you also excel in this grace of giving. (2 Corinthians 8:7 NIV)
Everything that we have is a gift from God (1 Chronicles 29:14). Even as God is the greatest of all givers, He also wants you to excel in the grace of giving. Why? It's because He influences the world through His people. God gives to you so He can give through you. When you give faithfully, the world is changed for the glory of God: the gospel is preached, the hungry are fed, people are healed, churches are built, and lives are forever touched. And you, in turn, will be blessed by God so that you can give again.