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Giving is an act of worship. We could go through all kinds of hoops and formulas to try to create an exact amount that God requires from us, but God isn’t interested in receiving a rote offering. He isn’t interested in getting a set amount. God deserves and requires all. We are to give ourselves as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to the Lord (Romans 12:1-2). God calls us to give, but to really give, we must examine our heart, our motivation for giving.

As we study God’s Word this week, we will look at various passages that teach us about giving. As you read God’s Word, as yourself, “What is God teaching me about Him? What is he teaching me about me? What has my attitude toward giving been? What changes do I need to make in my heart, in my mind, in my life? How can I encourage others to have a right attitude toward giving? How will my attitude toward money influence others?

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“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” James 1:17 NIV








Deut.14:22-23; 16:17

Lev. 27:30

Psalm 96:8

Luke 6:38; 12:33-34

2 Cor. 9:7

1 Peter 4:10

2 Kings 5:1-16


Questions to think about as you read:

  1. How does giving to the Lord affect our attitude?
  2. What is holiness?
  3. How is giving an act of worship?
  4. How does our attitude toward giving reveal the status of our heart?
  5. Prayerfully decide in your heart what you will give to the Lord. How is this a reflection of what God has given to you, in Christ Jesus?
  6. How do you see your giving as service to others?
  7. Read the passage in preparation for worship on Sunday. Try writing out the passage by hand to help you concentrate on the words, then spend some time in prayer to set your mind and heart on what God is teaching you.