Open Heaven 29 December 2022 – Sacrificial Giving

Open Heaven 29 December 2022: [Thursday] Devotional By Pastor E.A. Adeboye – Sacrificial Giving  

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Open Heaven 29 December 2022 TOPIC: Sacrificial Giving

Memorise And the king said unto Araunah, Nay; but I will surely buy it of thee at a price: neither will I offer burnt offerings unto the LORD my God of that which doth cost me nothing. So David bought the threshingfloor and the oxen for fifty shekels of silver. 2 Samuel 24:24

READ: Luke 21:1-4 (KJV)

1. And he looked up, and saw the rich men casting their gifts into the treasury.

 

2. And he saw also a certain poor widow casting in thither two mites.

 

3. And he said, Of a truth I say unto you, that this poor widow hath cast in more than they all:

 

4. For all these have of their abundance cast in unto the offerings of God: but she of her penury hath cast in all the living that she had.

Open Heaven 29 December 2022 – Sacrificial Giving

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Revelation 10:1-11, Revelation 11:1-19, Revelation 12:1-17, Revelation 13:1-18, Revelation 14:1-20

Open Heaven 29 December 2022 MESSAGE:

In our Bible text for today, we read about a widow who gave her all and the Lord Jesus was very impressed with her. He said she gave more than others even though what she gave was not as much as theirs.

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Many people, when they want to be miserly, will take that story and say, This is my widows mite. They are deceiving themselves because I will tell them, firstly, you are not a widow. Secondly, you are not giving your all. It is when you have given your all that you can use that example.

 

When you bring something to God that costs you nothing, it holds little value in His sight. In fact, sometimes, He sees people’s offerings and feels insulted. He knows how much He gave to them, yet when they bring an offering, they bring it to Him as though He were a beggar.

 

No wonder God ignores the offerings of many. David’s statement in 2 Samuel 24:24 where he said he would never give to God what cost him nothing should be one of our watchwords whenever we want to give to God.

 

Psalms 126:5-6 says: “They that sow in tears shall reap in joy. He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.”

 

When taking your seed to God, check it: can it be described as a precious seed? It is those who go with what amounts to a precious seed who will doubtless come again rejoicing. Proverbs 11:25 says it is the liberal soul that will be made fat, not the miserly one. It is with what measure you sow that your harvest will come.

 

2 Corinthians 9:6 says: “But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.” Don’t give unto God what will cost you nothing. You can decide the volume of your harvest by the size of what you sow.

Open Heavens 29 December 2022 Key Point

When you bring something to God that costs you nothing, it holds little value in His sight.

Open Heaven 29 December 2022 HYMN 28: When We Walk With The Lord

1 When we walk with the Lord

in the light of his word,

what a glory he sheds on our way!

While we do his good will,

he abides with us still,

and with all who will trust and obey.

 

Refrain:

Trust and obey, for there’s no other way

to be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.

 

2 Not a burden we bear,

not a sorrow we share,

but our toil he doth richly repay;

not a grief or a loss,

not a frown or a cross,

but is blest if we trust and obey.

 

3 But we never can prove

the delights of his love

until all on the altar we lay;

for the favor he shows,

for the joy he bestows,

are for them who will trust and obey.

 

4 Then in fellowship sweet

we will sit at his feet,

or we’ll walk by his side in the way;

what he says we will do,

where he sends we will go;

never fear, only trust and obey.

Open Heavens Daily Devotional Lessons was written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, one of the largest evangelical Churches kleinanzeigen in the world and also the President of Christ the Redeemer's Ministries.

 

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