MFM Daily Devotional 27 December 2021 Monday – Giving for Love
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MFM DEVOTIONAL TODAY 27 DECEMBER 2021, MONDAY
TOPIC: GIVING FOR LOVE
2 Corinthians 8:1-9; Mark 12:41-44
MFM Daily Devotional 27 December 2021 Monday – Outline
God was the first person to give out of His love for humanity. He gave all. (John 3:16) Responsibility is laid on you as child of God, redeemed and sanctified, to be like your Father in all things, including giving. The magnitude of your giving is a proof of your love to God (Mark 14:3) Accounts from the Fire Scriptures (2 Corinthians 8:1-9) show how Apostle Paul was boasting about the giving grace of the Macedonian church.
It is clear from this passage that no one is too poor to give. You can give out of poverty. Giving must be from a willing heart (2 Corinthians 9:7). It is part of your service to God. You must give yourself to God first and to the church before giving your substance. Giving is an act of love for God and the brethren. It is the demonstration of God’s grace in your life. It is also an act of faith and worship.
Jesus showed us the greatest example of this when he offered up Himself to save us sinners. (John 10:18). Beloved, you and I need to do some soul searching today. Why do you give? Is your giving a conscious act of faith in Jesus? Are you inspired to give out of love like the Macedonian church or you are being compelled to give? If you want to be like your Father in heaven (Mathew 5:45), then repent of the time you were compelled or cajoled to give.
Change your motive about giving and begin to give from today out of love for God and your fellow brethren. Jesus gave all to buy you and me back. You must recognise that everything you have belongs to the Lord and give them to Him willingly. A life that is not surrendered to Jesus is not qualified to give to God.
The sacrifice of the wicked is unacceptable to God (Proverb 15:8a) As you learnt from the Macedonia church, you must surrender your life to God first before giving your substance. This is another opportunity to be reconciled with your Maker.
2 Corinthians 8:5 – And this they did, not as we hoped, but first gave their own selves to the Lord, and unto us by the will of God.
God is the first giver; He gave all.
l decree that heaven shall give you the grace to be rich in the work of giving, in the name of Jesus.
HYMN – My blessed Saviour
1. My blessed Saviour, is Thy love
So great, so full, so free?
Behold, I give my love, my heart,
My life, my all, to Thee.
2. I love Thee for the glorious worth
Which in Thy self I see;
I love Thee for that shame ful cross
Thou hast en dured for me.
3. Though in the very form of God,
With heaven ly glory crown’d,
Thou wouldst par take of hu man flesh
Beset with troub les round.
4. Thou wouldst like wretched man be made,
In every thing but sin,
That we as like Thee might become
As we unlike had been.
5. Like Thee in faith, in meekness, love,
In every beauteous grace;
From glory thus to glory changed,
As we behold Thy face.
MFM TODAY PRAYER POINTS
1. Father, I repent of many times I have given out of wrong motive, in the name of Jesus.
2. Let my love for God and brethren be activated, in the name of Jesus.
3. Lord, I surrender all for You, in the name of Jesus.
4. My Father, multiply my grace to give, in the name of Jesus.
5. De l ive r me , Lord, from selfishness, in the name of Jesus.
6. Enlarge my capacity to give, Lord, in the name of Jesus.
7. Father, make me a treasurer in Your kingdom, in the name of Jesus.
BIBLE READING: Revelation 11 – 13
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