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Love Motivates You To Give

Love should motivate us to give.

Abraham was willing to sacrifice his son, Isaac, to the Lord.  Why?  Because he loved God that much.

Jacob agreed to work 7 years so that he could marry Rachel.  After all of that work, he marries the ugly sister, Leah.  He marries Rachel as well and agrees to work an additional 7 years.  Why?  Because he loved her.

Jacob gave Joseph a coat of many colors.  Why?  Because he loved Joseph.

In Luke 7:36-50, a woman poured out expensive perfume on Jesus feet.  She washed His feet with perfume that cost a year’s wages & dried them with her hair.  Why?  Because she loved him.

Love motivates us to give.  Rick Warren says, “You can give without loving, but you cannot love without giving.

John 3:16  For God so loved the world, that He gave His one and only Son that whoever believes in Him will not perish but have everlasting life.

If you truly love God, you will give to Him.  Give your time, money, talents, energy, whatever you have give it to God.  If you love people, you will give.

1 John 3:16  16This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers.

If you are not giving like you should, maybe it’s a love problem.  Maybe, you need to examine your heart and ask God to restore the love that you should have for Him.  Maybe, you have not been loving your fellow man like God wants you to love.  Ask God to restore the love that you should have for Him and for others.

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