Why Give or should I say why Love?

The Bible teaches us that God loves a cheerful giver (2 Corinthians 9:7), but have you wondered as to what that means? The Bible states that happy are the people whose God is the Lord (Psalm 144:15) and from the Bible we also learn that God so loved you and me that he gave (John 3:16). The demonstrable expression of love is to give. In other words, if we love we give or we give because we love.

So why give or should I say why love? We don’t give because it makes us happy; we give because we are happy/blessed. In other words, we don’t love because we will be blessed; we love because we are blessed. We give because God first gave us his Only begotten son and salvation to all who believe in him (John 3:16). We love because God first loved us (1 John 4:19).

2 Corinthians 9:7 (KJV)
Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver. 

John 3:16 (KJV)
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. 

1 John 4:19 (KJV)
19 We love him, because he first loved us.


3 thoughts on “Why Give or should I say why Love?

  1. Encouraging Thoughts. We give because he first gave his only Begotten Son as an expression of his unselfish love.
    And we love God and others because he first loved us unconditionally.

    • I love the qualifiers “unselfish” and “unconditional”. Challenges me to love in such manner as well, for many a times my love is selfish and conditional. Thank you for sharing brother John.

  2. Very True Mano — My Love and Hugs and Kisses to all four of you.
    lpk. Amma

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