MONEY IN THE BIBLE
For some reason we find it hard to talk about money. But God doesn’t – in the Bible He has plenty to say! Here are a few of the biblical principles that guide us as a church to think about giving.
If you’d like to financially support the ministry of All Saints ANeW, please arrange an electronic transfer to:
Account Name: All Saints ANeW
Account number: 0004 1184
Or you can put money in an envelope marked “Offerings” into the brown box at the back of church.
FREEDOM IN GIVING
Christians are free from trying to win God’s approval through good works (even giving money), because Christ gave himself for us. We give as an overflow of thankfulness, because God has already given abundantly to us financially and spiritually.
“Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”
2 Corinthians 9:7
TRUSTING GOD BY GIVING AWAY
God is the one who provides for us and takes care of us. Money is one of the means He uses to do this, but we must always realise God is our security, not our cash!
“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear… But seek first His kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”
Matthew 6:25, 33
PLEASING GOD BY GIVING ANONYMOUSLY
The temptation to try and impress others by our generosity is real. But God’s approval is way better than man’s, so He encourages us to keep it secret. We encourage people to give electronically, and anonymously, so their giving is a matter between them and God.
“When you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.”
Without even realising it, we may be slaves to money. We pour our life into making money, and we put our hope in money to give us the good life. In the end, money is a lousy master and fails to deliver. But God is a great master, who cares for us and is truly worthy of our worship.
“No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money”
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