All that we have comes from God
Psalm 24:1-2 tells us:
The earth is the Lord’s and everything in it, the world, and those who live in it; for he has founded it on the seas, and established it on the rivers.
What does this mean?
It means “If God is the source of the abilities that allow me to live a more than comfortable life, then there is no room left for me to imagine that I am the source of my good life. God is. God calls on me to use what He has entrusted to me. Rather than taking credit for my wealth, my wealth ought to cause me to ponder why God has chosen to bless me.”
“The point is this: the one who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and the one who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each of you must give as you have made up your mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance, so that always having enough of everything, you may share abundantly in every good work."
2 Corinthians 9:6-8
No longer is the question, ‘how much of my money should I give to God?’ Now the question is, ‘How much of God’s money do I dare keep for myself?’ Because of God’s abundant blessings, we can give abundantly.
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How Can I Give?
* Legacy Gifts, sometimes generally referred to as “planned giving,” are donations made by an individual through a will or other formal designation. Legacy gifts are typically meant to reflect the values and desires of the donor. As the name suggests, most donors want to leave a legacy or memory of their life through their posthumous giving. In most cases, a legacy gift is made upon someone’s death, but not always. Legacy giving can take a number of forms, including recurring donations that begin while the donor is alive and continue after they’re deceased. And legacy gifts don’t have to be monetary, either. They can include material goods, property, stocks—anything that’s of value to the beneficiary