What is the first Bible verse that you ever learned? For most believers it’s John 3:16:
““For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
God seeks to give. . .man, left to his unrefined nature. . .seeks to get.
Giving is God’s way
If you desire to be closer to God and be more like Him … begin by giving.
The problem is that man—our human nature seeks to obtain and increase its money, clothes, food, possessions, houses, lands and businesses by expending energy in getting more and more things……
Consider the words of John 6:31-33 in the King James Version which says….
“Our fathers did eat manna in the desert; as it is written, He gave them bread from heaven to eat. 32Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Moses gave you not that bread from heaven; but my Father giveth you the true bread from heaven. 33For the bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world.”
When we focus on seeking the ways of God (being a giver) then things will come to us….
Giving is completely relinquishing control of something of yours into the control of another person to do with as he/she pleases.