IMITATING CHRIST IN GIVING

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Scripture: Luke 22:19“And He took bread and gave thanks and broke it and gave unto them saying, this is my body which is given unto you: this do in remembrance of me”

Fragrance:
Its a new day and we are most grateful to the Most high for His undieing Love and Mercies upon us. Today we go ahead to talk about imitating Christ in giving. 

Jesus Christ has been the greatest giver the world has ever known. So since we are learning, then it must be from the best.
Jesus Christ, leaving behind the riches and glory of His heavenly kingdom, He came to Earth and willingly gave His life so that we could keep ours. As God predestined His children to be conformed to the likeness of His Son (Romans 8:29), there can be no better way to emulate Jesus Christ than giving selflessly the way He did. Our Savior Himself told us, “It is more blessed to give than to receive” (Acts 20:35). However most of us would rather say thank you than say Amen, receiving blessings from giving.

Jesus Gave himself to please His father and consequently humanity got saved. This means that our greatest motivation for cheerful and generous giving should be that it pleases the Lord and reflects His gift of salvation to us.
Most times we give to others to get something in return. Our attitude has now become “what’s in it for me” else we’re not giving! This attitude does not reflect the Christ nature in us. 

You see, for His integrity’s sake our God will never allow anyone to give more than Him. He will always out-give us! This means that the more we give in service to the Lord the more we receive!

“One man gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty. A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed” (Proverbs 11:24-25).

For God so loved the world that He gave. We would do well to remember that we are saved because our God so generously gave (John 3:16). As His children, we are called to be “the light of the world” (Matthew 5:14). When we trust God and honor Him by generously giving our time, treasure, and talent, we are truly letting our light shine before men, and our goodness will reflect radiantly on our Father in heaven in Jesus name, Amen.

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