THEME: BIBLICAL BUSINESS PRINCIPLES
2 Corinthians 9:6-9
“But this I say: He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work. As it is written: “He has dispersed abroad, He has given to the poor; His righteousness endures forever.”
-God loves a cheerful giver. Giving is one of foundational business principles present in the Bible. Giving can be classified in many ways but the basic principles are two, giving and God and giving to the poor. The Bible actually classifies it into one, giving to God, since when we give to the poor, we give to God and lend to Him, and He will repay (Proverbs 19:17). We have witnessed that most of the most successful organizations are engaged in CRS activities, and give to the poor. In Malachi 3:10 we are commanded to give our whole tithe into the storehouse, so that there may be food in God’s house. He will open windows of heaven and pour out for us blessings until it overflows. But when we do not honor God with our tithes and offerings, we steal from Him and bear a curse (Malachi 3:8-9). God is reminding us to give to the poor and to the church, and He will release unto us blessings until we have no more space for storage. By giving, we also store us our treasures in heaven, where there is no moth, no rust, and thieves cannot break in and steal. God Himself is a giver. He gave us His only begotten Son by whom we have the gift of salvation.
You are our Shepherd and Shield Lord Jesus. Our Lord and King. None can be compared to You. You are Yahweh. You deserve to be worshipped and adored. Thank You for the gift of life. Thank You for loving us and for this far that You have brought us. We commit this day and the entire month unto Your able hands dear Jesus, may You direct us and lead us in the way that we should go. May You bless all our going out and coming in. May You be the Light in us that shines so that may many may us as the reflection of Your image and likeness, and glorify Your name. May You give us hearts and compassion that we may freely give to the needy. Help us also dear Jesus that we may willingly offer our gifts, tithes and offerings to You. May You bless all the children living in the streets and deliver them from their troubles. May You strengthen all those who are homeless and provide for all their needs. We humbly ask You dear Jesus to bless the love of Christ foundation and all the other groups that help the needy so that we may reach our objectives according to Your good plans. May You bless us Lord as You have promised us. We will lend to many nations, but borrow from none. We will rule over many nations and none over us dear Jesus for Your promises are true and right. May Your name be praised in all the nations of the earth. Every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ You are Lord to the glory of God the Father. We worship You and give You praise now and forever. May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us now and forever more. Amen
Further reading: Deuteronomy 15:6, Psalms 112:3
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