Sermons on Giving

Sermons on Giving

Deuteronomy 14:22-29

In Deuteronomy 14:22-29 Moses gives instruction for the annual and triennial tithe laws for the people of God once they enter the land.  These laws show that tithing ought to be done first for the maintenance of the worship of God and second to provide for the needs of the poor, especially among the people of God.

Matthew 6:1-4

In Matthew 6:1-4 Jesus begins speaking about good works that are pleasing to God.  He assumes that Christians will give but shows that giving in and of itself is not necessarily pleasing to God.  It matters how one chooses to give.  What makes the act of giving pleasing to God?  Here Christ focuses on the aim of it.  Giving is acceptable when it is not done for one’s own glory but rather for the glory of God to be rewarded…