Summary: This sermon Gives insight to God Principles to stewerdship and the Importance of giving to God.
GOD’S PRINCIPLES OF STEWARDSHIP..
Gods Principles of stewardship.. Our Text Luke 6:38
Luke 6:38 Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.
It’s a known "fact" that many Christian people are missing out on Gods blessing’s that they could enjoy.
Some are missing out because.
#1..They don’t want it!
Doesn’t that sound silly?
But it’s true, They completely refuse to obey God and his commandments.
I have a very close family member that will say he wants nothing to do with God and anything he has to offer. It is sad but true.
God longs to bless his people, but many refuse to live for him. And by that they are saying no to him and all he has to offer.
#2..They can’t see the importance of giving.
For many years I myself was that way, I did not think it matter, so I would just keep my money.
#3..They don’t understand why they have to give
#4.. They think and believe that they can’t afford to give and have convinced themselves that "God understands.
#5..They believe that it is their choice to give or not.
IT IS NOT A CHOICE, BUT A COMMAND.
Who here wants to be found faithful inthe eyes of the lord?
God has some principles of stewardship that can demonstrate the point that financial faithfulness is a path to his blessings.
Some has said the more generous and faithful to "God we are. The more generous and faithful he is in terms of meeting our needs.
But there is a much deeper biblical point that many are missing!
The word "Generosity" implies that we are giving something of ours to God.
But nothing could be further from the truth.
The bible says repeatedly that he is the owner of everything.
It also says we owe him a minimum of 10%
Lev.27:30 And all the tithe of the land, whether of the seed of the land, or of the fruit of the tree, is the LORD’S: it is holy unto the LORD.
Not to pay him is to rob him. Malachi 3:8 Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings.
SAY THAT WITH ME. THE TITHE BELONGS TO THE LORD.
Fundamentally the principle of tithing works because it is tied to the reality of greed in the human since.
A survey was reported where people were asked what they would do for a certain amount of money.
70 out 1000 people said that they would execute a total stranger for a certain amount of money.
Why?.. 1 Timothy 6:10 says For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
Someone said this way, Money talks, "Yep" sure does and while it is talking, It is telling "God" where our hearts is.
Lets talk about the Principles of investment. Or the laws of investment.
Lets read our text again Luke 6:38 Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.