FOUR PILLARS OF GIVING
“Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.” Luke 6:38.
One of our primary calls and privileges in our newfound life in Christ is GIVING. In fact, so vital and central GIVING is to our new nature, that Jesus Himself, in the Sermon on the Mount, placed GIVING as one of the principle pillars of His Kingdom right alongside love, forgiveness, prayer and fasting. GIVING has always characterized the great patriarchs and matriarchs of our faith, from Abraham and Sarah to Moses, to Hannah, to David and all those who reflected the perfect God through their imperfect personalities in their generation. Now the legacy comes down to you and to us, to reflect the nature of our GIVING GOD to our crooked and perverse generation. How can this be done?
Of the many great offerings recorded in the Bible, four are of superior impact as they demonstrate the four pillars that empower and liberate the human spirit to rise and soar in high places with God - the Giver of all gifts. These four principles are