Giving – An Act Of Worship

Shalom ๐Ÿ™
Blessed to be a Blessing to the Blessed People ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ

๐Ÿ“– Genesis 28 : 16-22 GIVING – AN ACT OF WORSHIP

In order to escape Esau’s anger , Jacob probably did not take anything from his father’s home , except his father’s blessing with him ( “.. he had his staff only โœ’๏ธ Gen 32:10 ) . The possibility of abundant blessings must have seemed very remote to him at that stage of his life as he made his lonely way across the wilderness , remote from the home comforts he had enjoyed so much. Yet the irony of his journey reveals that God was with Jacob.

๐Ÿ“Œ The patriarch Jacob experiences God’s presence in a dream , and not knowing what else to do , he sets up a stone and pours oil over the top of it . In the patriarchal period people , who had been touched by the goodness of God , wanted to worship God by taking something that belonged to them and giving it to God in the only way they knew how.

๐Ÿ’ซ Psalmist says, “Worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness ” 29:2 So worshiping the Lord is a mandatory for the children of God . Our giving to the Lord is also a worship.
We may spend a lifetime trying to find better ways of fulfilling God’s expectations but our principal concern in giving should not be :
First let us focus on WHY TO GIVE โœ…
If we give with hearts full of devotion for God who loves us , then the questions of where , how and how much will work themselves out in time .

๐Ÿ’• Beloved, when we GIVE cheerfully as an act of WORSHIP, the very act of giving moves us to lose interest in ourselves and to devote ourselves to God .

๐Ÿ› Lord, search our hearts .. Show us any attitudes , thoughts , emotions or motives that need to change so that we may worship you in truth and in love

Glory to God ๐Ÿ™
โœ๐Ÿฝ Mark Boje, ArP๐ŸŒ„