Thankful Refuge-seeking, not grudging duty

One mistake we can make when we think about stewardship is to think that we’re doing God a favor by being at church or giving money to church.  These things are good in themselves – God does ask them of us as NT sacrifices.  But He doesn’t need our money.  What we have to do is in vs 14 – thank Him.  Like pride, ingratitude is a root cause of many sins.  But thankfulness will lead to right worship.  God loves a cheerful giver, not a grudging one.  We are to thank God.  And we are to Call on Him when we’re in trouble.  When things are going fine, we forget we are in trouble with God apart from Christ.  We have to call on God in Christ for mercy.


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